HDFC Securities Review and Brokerage Information


HDFC Securities Background

HDFC Securities Limited is a subsidiary of HDFC Bank which is one of the largest private sector banks in India. HDFC Securities is around us for more than a decade and one of the major share brokers of India and service diverse customer base including retail and Institutional Investors. HDFC Securities falls under 3 in 1 brokerage category as your savings, demat and trading account are liked together. Through HDFC Online Trading, one can trade in NSE and BSE, Trade on Futures & Options on the NSE and Online IPO Investment.

  HDFC Securities Brokerage Charges

HDFC Securities offer different brokerage rates for Delivery and Intraday based charges for both Equity and currencies. Check out the below table for their brokerage structure


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Brokerage0.5% on both Buy & Sell0.05% on both Buy & Sell0.05% on both Buy & SellRs 100/LotRs 23/LotRs 23/Lot
TurnOver Charges0.325% 0.325% 0.325% 0.325% on Premium0.325% 0.325% on Premium

Securities Transaction
0.1%0.025% on Sell side0.01% on Sell side0.017% on Premium0.01% on Sell side0.017% on Premium
Service tax12.36% on Brokerage12.36% on Brokerage12.36% on Brokerage12.36% on Brokerage12.36% on Brokerage12.36% on Brokerage
SEBI Charges0.0001% on turnover0.0001% on turnover0.0001% on turnover0.0001% on turnover0.0001% on turnover0.0001% on turnover

  HDFC Securities Trading Platforms

1) Web Based Trading

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 HDFC Securities offers a proprietary web based trading platform called “Securities trading and Securities Processing ”  which is developed by Tata Consultancy Services. The platform has won the ‘”Best e-Brokerage” award at the Outlook Money Awards – 2013 in the Runner-Up category. You can check the demo of HDFC Securities trading platform here

2) HDFC Securities Mobile Trading

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 HDFC Securities offers mobile trading for the Android, Blackberry, Java, Windows and iPhone platforms. Customer can get the real time market data and trade in the market on the go.

  Is HDFC Securities right for “YOU”?

The biggest advantage will be 3-in-1 account. The Demat, trading and savings accounts are integrated and provide seamless transfer of funds across all the accounts. You dont have to deposit any cheque or transfer fund to broker’s account. Few brokers expect you to send the screenshot of the fund transfer or the scanned copy of cheque through email to get it reflected in your name. you dont have to worry about all those in HDFC Securities. All the funds will be in your name and if you sell any investments, the money will be credited to your account. If you are someone who feel secure when everything is under your control, and hence prefer peace of mind over saving on brokerage, we advice you to go with HDFC Securities.

Like other full service brokers, HDFC Securities provides access to mutual funds, FD’s and IPOs. You can not expect this from a discount brokers. It also offers wide range of features such as portfolio tracker and live market watch and stock screener. You will have a dedicated relationship manager who assist you in all your trading needs.

But Brokerage cost of HDFC Securities is very high, which will be concern for a day trader as well as swing trader. You can save considerable amount of money by switching to discount brokers if you fall in these categories. However, HDFC Securities regularly publish stock research report and provide buy/sell recommendation. You can opt for HDFC Securities it if you fall under this category

You can not use HDFC Securities if you don’t have savings bank account with HDFC Bank. So you are expected to open an SB account first. This is the cost of having 3-in-1 account. 

HDFC Securities does not offer service in Commodity segment, so you need to keep in mind this as well if you deal in commodity segment.

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