Comparison –  ICICI Direct Vs SAMCo

ICICI Direct SAMCO
Year of Incorporation 2000 2008
Exchanges enabled NSE & BSE NSE, BSE & MCX
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) NSDL & CDSL CDSL
Brokerages
Equity Equity Intraday 0.05% & Delivery 0.25%- Negotiable
Rs 20/executed order or 0.02%(intraday) or 0.2%(delivery) whichever is lower
Equity Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower
Equity Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday – Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower
Currency Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower
Currency Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday – Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower
Commodity NA Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower
Account opening charges
Trading and Demat Rs 975 for 3 in 1 Account Rs 600
Only Trading NA Rs 200
Commodity NA Rs 200
Trading Tools
Platforms Mobile/ web/ desktop Mobile/ web/ desktop
Charting 20 Days 5 days on NEST
Margins & Leverage Provided
Equity Intraday upto 25 times & Delivery upto 5 times for interest Upto 15 times for Intraday, No leverage for delivery
Equity Futures Upto 4 times for intraday Upto 2.5 times for intraday
Equity Options Not for buying but upto 2 times for shorting Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2.5 times for intraday
Currency Futures NA Upto 2.5 times for intraday
Currency Options NA Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2.5 times for intraday
Commodity NA Upto 2 times for intraday
Serviceable
3 in 1 Account YES NO
Instant Fund withdrawal YES NO
Instant Fund Transfer YES YES
Relationship Managers YES NO