Comparison –  SBI Capital Vs ICICI Direct

SBI Capital ICICI Direct
Year of Incorporation 2001 2000
Exchanges enabled NSE & BSE NSE & BSE
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) CDSL NSDL & CDSL
Brokerages
Equity 0.05% for Intraday, 0.5% for Delivery Equity Intraday 0.05% & Delivery 0.25%- Negotiable
Equity Futures 0.05% of Turnover
0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable
Equity Options Rs 100/lot
Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday – Negotiable
Currency Futures 0.03% of Turnover
0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable
Currency Options Rs 30/lot
Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday – Negotiable
Commodity NA NA
Account opening charges
Trading and Demat Rs 850 Rs 975 for 3 in 1 Account
Only Trading NA NA
Commodity NA NA
Trading Tools
Platforms web/ desktop Mobile/ web/ desktop
Charting Upto 5 days on ODIN 20 Days
Margins & Leverage Provided
Equity Upto 5 times for Intraday, Upto 2 times for Delivery@interest
Intraday upto 25 times & Delivery upto 5 times for interest
Equity Futures No Intraday Leverage Upto 4 times for intraday
Equity Options No Intraday Leverage Not for buying but upto 2 times for shorting
Currency Futures No Intraday Leverage NA
Currency Options No Intraday Leverage NA
Commodity NA NA
Serviceable
3 in 1 Account YES YES
Instant Fund withdrawal YES YES
Instant Fund Transfer YES YES
Relationship Managers YES YES