HDFC Securities vs Angel One vs ICICI Direct

Broker Comparison

HDFC Securities

(3.1) Open Demat Account

Angel One

(3.2) Open Demat Account

ICICI Direct

(3) Open Demat Account
Basic Details
Broker Type
Broker Type Full Service Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Account Opening
Account Opening Free Free Free
Account Maintenance
Account Maintenance Free ₹ 240 ₹ 700
Broker Ratings
Usability
Usability (3.4) (3) (3)
Charged
Charged (2.5) (4) (2.5)
Customer Service
Customer Service (3.5) (2.5) (3.5)

Frequently Asked Questions

A retail trading and investment service, ICICI Direct, is a part of ICICI Securities, the largest retail stock broker firm in India. ICICI Direct offers 'online trading and investment' services to more than 20 lakhs customers. It offers services online as well as through a network of branches across India.

Opening a trading account with ICICI direct is free of cost irrespective of the plan you have chosen. However, the other charges like brokerage, maintenance, margin, other charges depend upon the product, segment and the plan you have chosen.

ICICI Direct provides a range of trading and investment options, thus giving new investors a platter to choose from. Also, the company offers free research and advisory services, which makes it easier for stock market beginners who need hand-holding, to start their investment journey and further provides them with a convenient trading experience.

Angel Broking is known as the largest full-service retail broker of India. With more than two decades of broking experience, Angel Broking has effectively managed to have a pan-India presence in over 1800 cities and towns. Angel broking, with its modern technology and functional trading platform, serves their best when it comes to investment and trading advisory services. And it is also known for its transparent working policies and ethical practices.

You can open a Demat account in Angel Broking in 2 ways:

1. Online Account Opening (Digital KYC)

  • Go to the Angel Broking website and go to the account opening page. 

  • Fill the application form, submit all the essential documents for In-person KYC verification and identity verification.

  • Pay the charges associated with the Demat account.

  • On the complete verification of the document, your Demat account opens, the confirmation mail will be sent to you on your registered mail ID.

2.  Visit Angel Branch Office.

Angel Broking offers account opening through the online Digital Know your Customer (D-KYC) process. It takes 24 hours to get the activation details. This is the fastest way of opening a Demat and trading accounts.

HDFC is a prominent group in India. HDFC Demat account provides a wide range of products to its customers. HDFC securities provide multiple platforms and advanced tools to its customers.  They also provide research and tips to their customers which is useful for investors.

  • Click on “Open Demat Account” 

  • Select online and a form will open

  • Fill in the mandatory details and submit the form

  • Within two working days, you'll receive a call from an HDFC representative to verify the details and you will be asked to send identity and address proofs through emails

  • Finally, You will receive a successful account of your registered mobile number.

Indeed, HDFC does provide a Demat account. It has more than 2 million Demat accounts and more than 3500 Demat centres network. 

It provides two types of Demat account- Basic Services Demat Account and Normal Demat account.