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How to Choose the best Demat and Trading account in India?

2 Mins 10 Aug 2021 0 COMMENT


How to choose the best demat account for beginners?

You must begin increasing your financial assets in order to achieve financial independence; these could include stocks, mutual funds, bonds, IPOs, debentures, gold, etc. You should commit a significant amount of time to a specific financial item or asset. However, this can only be accomplished with careful financial planning. To get the best return on your investment, you must be willing to take some risks and protect yourself. You require a demat account to invest in the Indian stock market.

You should not accept a demat account with subpar service. But you must select the ideal choice, which calls for thorough research and careful preparation. You must decide which depository is appropriate for you to trade on share exchanges before you can open a demat account. As a result, you must select the top demat account for trading before you start investing in shares.

There are several points that you should consider while opening a demat account. Choose a broker which has a very simple account opening process and all the data is been verified digitally. Make a note of the prices and charges of the demat account. Look for a seamless interface between the bank and the broker. Also, go with the broker which also shares In-depth Data Analytics for you to trade efficiently on the platform.

Additional read: ICICI Direct- trading shares online using Demat account

Four steps to choose the best Demat Account to open

You might wonder why you need to choose from Demat accounts since it is just a plain account to hold your shares. However, there are many specific factors to consider before opening your Demat account:

   1. Demat account charges and brokerage charges:

Compare the various fees (annual maintenance fee, opening account fee, transaction fee) and find a pocket-friendly bank or DP that doesn’t have too many extra charges. Opt for a depository that doesn't charge brokerage for intraday trading (buying and selling shares on a single day).

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About Demat Account Fees and Charges

   2. Demat account opening procedure:

Many DPs these days have moved their account opening procedure online, so you can have your Demat account set up and ready to trade within seconds.

   3. Investment services:

Look for a three-in-one service, where one account triples as a savings, Demat, and trading account. Having all three accounts in one place simplifies the entire trading process.

   4. User interface of the trading platform:

The account platform should be seamless and easy to use even for new investors and traders. This ensures you can buy or sell at the right time without feeling lost.

Points to compare

  • Annual maintenance charges
  • On each debit from your demat account, a fee is applied
  • It costs money to request a physical copy of your demat holdings or a physical transaction copy
  • If your Debit Instruction Slip (DIS) or Demat Request Form (DRF) is denied, you must make a payment
  • Some DPs also charge a fee for converting physical share certificates to electronic ones
  • If the value of your BSDA account is less than Rs 50,000, there is no AMC cost; however, if the value of your holdings is between Rs 50,001 and Rs 2,000,00, the AMC fee is Rs 100
  • Some DPs also provide zero AMC demat accounts, in which case they don't collect AMC fees


Opening a Demat account is easy, especially when you know exactly what to look for. Make sure you opt for a reliable institution that offers best-in-class services and is a trusted name.


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