Comparison –  SAMCo Vs Zerodha

SAMCO Zerodha
Year of Incorporation 2008 2010
Exchanges enabled NSE, BSE & MCX NSE, BSE, MCX-SX, MCX, & NCDEX
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) CDSL CDSL
Brokerages
Equity Rs 20/executed order or 0.02%(intraday) or 0.2%(delivery) whichever is lower 0 (free) for equity delivery & Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% (intraday)
Equity Futures Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Commodity Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Account opening charges
Trading and Demat Rs 600 Rs 300 if couriered & Rs 200 if you print the form
Only Trading Rs 200 Rs 200 if couriered & Rs 100 if you print the form
Commodity Rs 200 Rs 300 if couriered & Rs 200 if you print the form
Trading Tools
Platforms Mobile/ web/ desktop Mobile/ web/ desktop
Charting 5 days on NEST 365 days on Zerodha Pi
Margins & Leverage Provided
Equity Upto 15 times for Intraday, No leverage for delivery Upto 20 times intraday, 0 for Delivery
Equity Futures Upto 2.5 times for intraday Upto 7 times intraday leverage
Equity Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2.5 times for intraday Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 7 times leverage intrdaday
Currency Futures Upto 2.5 times for intraday 2 times intraday leverage
Currency Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2.5 times for intraday Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2 times intraday leverage
Commodity Upto 2 times for intraday 2.5 times intraday leverage
Serviceable
3 in 1 Account NO NO
Instant Fund withdrawal NO No
Instant Fund Transfer YES YES
Relationship Managers NO No