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HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities vs Angel One

Broker Comparison

HDFC Securities

(3.1) Open Demat Account

Kotak Securities

(3.1) Open Demat Account

Angel One

(3.2) 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 ₹ 600 ₹ 240
Broker Ratings
Usability (3.4) (2.8) (3)
Charged (2.5) (3) (4)
Customer Service
Customer Service (3.5) (3.5) (2.5)

Frequently Asked Questions

Brokerage charge is the fee charged by the broker in exchange for the buying & selling of securities or trade executed by the customers.

These charges are payable by the investors on every transaction. However, Kotak Securities charges Zero brokerage for intraday trades across Cash, Futures & Options, and Currency & Commodity segments.

When it comes to Equity delivery, their brokerage charges are Zero too for customers under 30 years of age through the Trade Free Youth Plan and 0.25% of the transaction value if customers are above 30 years through the Trade Free Plan.

In case a customer wants to avail lower interest rate benefit through Margin Trading Facility, he/she can subscribe to the Trade Free Max Plan.

Click here to learn more in detail about the brokerage charges of Kotak Securities.

The cost of opening a demat account with Kotak Securities is free. However, there are other charges associated with having a demat account with Kotak Securities which include safety charges (custodian fee), annual maintenance charges, and transaction charges, depending upon the value of securities.

The 3-in-1 account of Kotak Securities includes a demat account and an online trading account with Kotak Securities and a bank account with the Kotak Mahindra Bank. You can open a 3-in-1 account with Kotak Securities by following the below steps:

  • Fill out their online application form and submit the required documents.

  • After filling out the form, call their toll free numbers 1800 222 299 / 18002099191 

  • Or, visit the nearest Kotak Securities branch office.

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.

Angel One is known as the largest full-service retail broker of India. With more than two decades of broking experience, Angel One has effectively managed to have a pan-India presence in over 1800 cities and towns. Angel One, 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 One in 2 ways:

1. Online Account Opening (Digital KYC)

  • Go to the Angel One 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 One 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.