Check how Margin Funding(MTF) works while you buy stocks


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You can buy stocks with small (margin) amount and hold it for 365 days

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You can use your stocks instead of cash as margin.

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Balance amount is funded by ICICIdirect to complete your investment

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Interest as low as Rs.24 per day on 1 lakh is charged on funded amount.

Key Features

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Buy more with limited funds

Enhance your buying power up to 4 times

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Lower interest rate

As low as 8.7% p.a on funded amount

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Go cashless

Use Shares as margin to make optimum use of market opportunities

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Interest applicable on Margin Funding Positions

ICICIdirect Prime Plan

Plan Delivery Brokerage(%) MTF Interest rates (p.a)
0.27 16.40%
0.22 14.40%
0.18 11.15%
0.15 9.90%
0.12 9.90%
0.10 8.70%

Lifetime Prepaid Plan

Plan Delivery Brokerage(%) MTF Interest rates (p.a)
0.25 14.40%
0.22 14.40%
0.18 12.90%
0.15 9.90%
0.12 9.90%
0.09 9.90%
0.07 8.70%

Have a Question in mind?

Interest will be calculated on the funded amount for the number of days you hold position in MTF. The number of days would start from the exchange pay-in date for the settlement of the respective transaction and charged till the date the funds are actually received. The interest shall be charged per day basis including non-working days.

Interest will be charged for funded amount or Shares as Margin amount blocked against your MTF positions for the number of days you hold.

No, ICICIdirect don’t charge any minimum interest amount.

Default interest rate for your position is charged at 0.05% per day.

You can choose from the prime plan and prepaid plan available to reduce interest rate as applicable for respective plan.


What is Margin Funding

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Its easy , follow 3 simple steps

  • lock-in of 3 years

    Select MTF

    Go to Equity place order page & Select MTF Buy

  • lock-in of 3 years

    Choose Stocks

    Select the trade you want to make- the exchange, the stock & price,; Click BUY NOW

  • lock-in of 3 years

    Confirm your order

    Click on proceed to complete the buy transaction- You just traded with MTF! It’s that simple



With the introduction of Pledge Model in September 2020, it is now mandatory for customers to pledge their shares purchased under Margin Trading. Pledging is mandatory for creating limits against demat shares as well

How to Pledge

You will receive a link from NSDL/CDSL after 6pm on “T” day

Open the link and submit your PAN number

Select the stocks you wish to pledge and click on Submit

Generate and enter OTP to confirm pledge

Pledge confirmation done

You can check the status of your pledge request on the Open Positions page. Pledge will be created on T+2nd day. When the status shows 'Pledge Created', it means your shares are now pledged.

Note: After the 'T' day market hours, 'Convert To Delivery' option will only be available after your shares are successfully pledged


  • Pledge FAQs
  • Margin Funding
  • Pledge Model (shares as Margin Pledge)
  • General Queries

Yes. You will need to Pledge your shares to hold positions in Margin Trading beyond T+2 days. In case you do not confirm the Pledge for the shares bought under Margin Client mode/Flexi cash product then your positions will be squared off on T+3rd day.

If you have taken a fresh position in Margin Trading, you will receive a link on your Mobile number and E-mail id registered with the Depositories at the end of day, on opening this link and entering your PAN number the page will display a list of all those stocks you bought on that day under which you have taken position under Margin Trading product. You will need to follow below 2 steps:

Step 1: Open the link received from the Depositories, enter PAN and select stocks that you want to proceed with Pledging

Step 2: Click on 'Generate OTP' and authenticate your Pledge by entering the OTP received on your Mobile number and you are done.

You will need to Pledge your shares within T+2 days 9.00 AM of taking any fresh position. The stocks will be pledged on T+2nd day.

Yes, there will be a charge of Rs. 20 + GST for Pledging / Unpledging of MTF Shares in accordance with depositories NSDL and CDSL. These charges are applicable on a per-ISIN basis in each instruction.

You will be able to square off your Margin Trading positions as per the existing process. No OTP authentication will be required to square off your pledged positions.

In case of CTD option, you will be able to do Convert to Delivery (CTD) for your Margin Trading position from Open Positions page on 'T' Day before the end of market hours. However, CTD will not be allowed post T day market hours till the successful confirmation of Pledge in favor of ISEC (Client Securities Margin Funding Account) which will happen on receipt of shares in your demat account.

This would mean that CTD against Margin Trading shares bought on T day will not be allowed post market hours from T day onwards till T+2 days. It will only be allowed from T+3rd day onwards i.e. post confirmation of Pledge and in case of clearing holiday it may be allowed from T+4 day onwards or later depending on continuous clearing holidays.

You will be able to check the status of your unpledged Margin Trading shares in Open Positions > MTF page. The positions for which shares are pending to be pledged will be highlighted in red color.

You can buy stocks by paying an initial small amount called margin amount and rest of the outstanding amount will be funded by ICICI Securities. Stocks bought under this product can be held for T+365 days(T= being Trade date). You can sell/square off the stocks anytime or convert the stocks to delivery (CTD) within 365 calendar days. Interest will be charged for the funded value.

In other words, MTF is leveraged investment product which allows you to buy shares with cash or collateral/pledged shares(SAM).

Unlike for a 'Cash buy' order, you do not have to pay the full order value for MTF order.

You can use your existing shares to create limits which can be used to buy shares in MTF product.

When a stock is bought in MTF, you can either hold it or pay the full amount and take delivery of the stock in your demat account. CTD option is available in Equity tab - open position tab - MTF/Margin.

Under Open Position-Margin/MTF, you can find the 'Convert To Delivery' (CTD) option under Actions column wherein, by paying the remaining outstanding amount, you can take delivery of the stocks.

CTD can be done on the same day or after the pledge confirmation(As per new sebi guideline w.e.f Sep 2020) for MTF position.

No extra charges will be levied for CTD except if CTD is done on same day where delivery brokerage will be applicable for the trade.

Yes, you can sell 100% of the shares bought on previous day in MTF under open positon - MTF.

As per SEBI's new guidelines, for the purpose of providing securities as margin, the existing Shares as Margin process is getting replaced by the mandatory Margin Pledge process (via OTP authentication) in Depository system, i.e., you will have to pledge shares in favour of ICICIdirect to avail securities limit.

Similarly, in case of buying shares under Margin Trading facility, you will have to pledge those shares in favour of ICICIdirect to continue holding the positions under Margin Trading.

This new process has been implemented to ensure the safety and security of your shares.

You can create a fresh pledge request by following the below steps

  • Login into your account
  • Go to Shares as Margin
  • Click on Deposit/Create limit and select the stock you wish to pledge
  • After placing the pledge request, you will receive a link on your mobile number and email id registered with the depository to validate the Pledge.
  • To confirm, you will have to provide OTP authentication on that link. OTP will be sent to your Mobile number and E-mail id registered with the depositories.

you do not select all stocks while providing pledge confirmation, your unselected stocks will not get pledged and therefore, the limits generated against those stocks will become zero.

If you have neither received any link on your mobile number nor on email id from CDSL/NSDL, please check whether your correct Mobile number and E-mail id is registered with the Depositories. If your contact details are correct and you still haven't received the link-

Click here for the link if you have an NSDL account

Click here for the link if you have a CDSL account

You can track your pledge request from the Request Book under Shares as Margin Section. Once your pledge request is successfully confirmed through OTP authentication the status in the Pledge Book will reflect as "Confirmed".

A. Please follow below process to check your existing mobile number and email id details: Login to Linked ICICI Bank Internet Banking > Investments and insurance > Demat > View Personal Details

B. To change your mobile number and email with the depository, follow below process: Login to Linked ICICI Bank Internet Banking > Investments and insurance > Demat > Service requests > Registration for Mobile Alerts facility

Type of Instruction (Per ISIN in an instruction) Pledging Charges in Rs.
Margin Trading Pledge : MTF Pledge Creation/Closure/Invocation 20
Shares as Margin Pledge Creation/Closure/Invocation 20


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