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Demat Account

Get premium trading services at ICICIdirect at nil brokerage cost. From multiple brokerage plans to real-time capital gains calculations, open a trading and demat account with ICICIdirect - India's best retail broker to start investing today.

Intraday Trading


Intraday Trading Brokerage Charges (Unlimited per order)

Stock Selling

30 mins

Sell stocks and get money within 30 mins

Margin Funding

8.9% P.A.

Margin Funding interest rate to buy stocks

ICICI Direct's NEO Brokerage Plan


Futures trading charges


Options & Intraday trading (Unlimited per order)


Commodity & Currency Derivative (Unlimited per order)

Steps To Open ICICI Direct Demat Account

  • Enter your mobile number Enter your mobile number
  • Link your bank account Link your bank account
  • Identify yourself by validating Aadhaar Identify yourself by validating Aadhaar
  • Enter your Personal Details and upload documents Enter personal details & Upload documents
  • Verify your live phot and e-sign documents Verify your Live Photo & E-Sign documents

Why Choose a Trading & Demat Account with ICICIdirect

Brokerage Plan

Multiple Brokerage Plan

Save upto 83%*** on normal brokerage through our various life time valid brokerage plans and enjoy low brokerage charges.

Brokerage Plan

Real Time Capital Gains Calculations

With ICICIdirect, get real time calculation on your long term and short term capital gains in just a click.

Brokerage Plan

India’s best retail broker**

**Best Retail Broker of the Year 2018 & Retail Broker of the Year 2019 at the Outlook Money Awards.

Brokerage Plan

9 paise

Wide range of delivery plans with brokerage as low as Rs. 0.09 with prepaid brokerage plans.

Our Awards


Outlook Money Awards

Best Retail Broker of the year 2018,'16,'15
Best e-Brokerage house of the year 2014,’13,'12,'11,'09,'07

UTI CNBC TV 18 Financial Advisory Award

Best Performing National Financial Advisor Equity Broker 2018,'17,'15

D&B Equity Broking Awards

B^The Largest Equity e-Broking House and The Best Equity Broking House in the Cash Segment 2015,'14,'13,'12

Demat Account FAQs

We need a Demat account because it is one of the main requirements to buy and sell shares in the equity markets. A Demat account enables us to purchase shares in securities electronically.
A Demat account holds a wide variety of financial instruments such as shares, government securities, bonds, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds among other securities. It allows you to conduct various activities like trading and investing at the click of a button. On the other hand, a bank account holds your savings in the form of money with the bank. While both accounts operate in the same manner, their holdings are different.
Through a single Demat account, you can invest in various financial products. These products may include shares, bonds, exchange-traded funds, government securities and mutual funds. You can also invest in initial public offerings [IPO] and systematic investment plans through your Demat account.
Yes. You can have multiple demand accounts, provided you have multiple trading accounts. However, the only requirement is that you cannot have numerous demand accounts with the same depository participant or broker.
Consider the functioning of your Demat account as that of your savings bank account. Your Demat account holds the shares in securities of various companies electronically. When you buy shares or securities, your broker or depository participant credits them to your Demat account. Similarly, when you sell securities, they are debited from your account.

If you want to open a Demat account, here's what you would need to do:

  • Choose your Depository Participant (DP)
  • Submit the Demat Account Opening Form
  • Complete the KYC (Know Your Customer) Norms
  • Finish the in-person verification (IPV) Process
  • Sign the Agreement Copies
  • Receive Your Account ID Number
Generally, Demat account opening charges are nominal or in some cases nil. In most cases, brokerage firms and banks provide attractive offers if you decide to open a 2-in-1 or 3 in 1 Demat account. However, specific costs are charged to maintain the account such as safety expenses or custodian fees, transaction costs and annual maintenance charges.

***Brokerage Plan **Best Retail Broker of the Year 2018 & Retail Broker of the Year 2019 at the Outlook Money Awards. ~Margin collected will be VaR margins and ELM as per SEBI Circular , CIR/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2019/139 dated November 19, 2019 and the “number of times” exposure will be based on the Upfront Margin applicable. + Products are not an approved product of Exchange and any dispute related to this will not be dealt at Exchange platform. ++ ESOP funding will be done by ICICI Bank. ^^Margin Trading is allowed subject the provisions of SEBI Circular CIR/MRD/DP/54/2017 dated June 13, 2017 and the terms and conditions mentioned in rights and obligations statement issued by ICICI Securities. #Terms and conditions of the offers.By clicking on "Send OTP", you understand and agree to allow ICICI Direct or ICICI Bank to contact you through Calls, SMSs, Emails etc. to assist you in the account opening formalities, on all days (including Sundays), irrespective of your preference registered with your access provider. Contact us - Registered office: ICICI Centre, H.T.Parekh Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020. Tel: (91 22) 2288 2460/70. Fax:(91 22) 2288 2445. Privacy Policy Contact Disclaimer.

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