Top 10 Share Brokers with Highest Active Clients
Number of active clients of a broker reveals a lot of information about the quality of the service provided by that particular stock broker. Top Share Brokers always try to provide better service to their customers and hence the total number of active clients is always highest for these brokers.
Every share broker of India are claiming themselves as the Best Share Brokers, but in this competitive world, customer will never stick with them if they no longer find any value in the broker.
The term “Active Client” refers to the customer who has carried out atleast one transaction in a financial year. So if a customer uses the service of the broker, this itself proves that he is satisfied with the service (Or altleast he finds it better than service provided by other brokers).
This is the reason why every share brokers of India wants to increase the percentage of active clients. You may probably have received a call from their team to carry out alteast one trade in your account. The executive will request you to make a trade even if it is of small amount!.
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So lets have a look at the list of Top 10 Share Brokers boosting largest number of active traders as per the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
Here is the list of Top 10 Share Brokers with highest active client base in India:
|Ranking||Stock Broker||No of |
|2||HDFC Securities||483244||HDFC Securities Review|
|4||Kotak Securities||273895||Kotak Securities Review|
|5||Axis Securities||259006||Axis Securities Review|
|6||Angel Broking||230194||Angel Broking Review|
|7||Motilal Oswal||207194||Motilal Oswal Review|
|8||IIFL||197996||IIFL Brokerage Review|
|9||Karvy Stock Broking||181384||Karvy Stock Broking Review|
|10||SBICAP Securities||169345||SBICAP Securities Review|
As you can see, top 2 positions are occupied by the brokerage houses backed by the leading banks of India. Also the top 5 share brokers out of 10 are also from the banks. The banks have advantage compared to others in terms of acquiring new clients.
The banks simply offer the demat accounts to their customer who approach them to open a Savings Bank account or credit card etc.
They also get huge customers when they open savings account to new employees of private organisation like Infosys, TCS and Wipro etc.
But the other brokers have to struggle a lot to gain clients and they do it through the means of their franchises (sub brokers). They share their profit with sub brokers who help them to gain and service the customers.
Quick Note about Top 20 Stock Brokers
The above table has information about only 10 eminent share brokers. But if one looks at top 20 Share brokers of India, the 11th position is occupied by Zerodha. The reason for mentioning about this firm is, it is the only discount broker that could manage to appear in the top 20 list.
With 1,65,585 active investor and traders, Zerodha has managed to grow at exponential pace in last few years. What is more interesting is that they could manage this feat in very short span of time. Zerodha has started their operation in 2010 whereas the brokers in top 10 list has history of 1980-90s.
We feel that, because Zerodha has waived off the brokerage charges for the investment transaction, which is very significant when compared to other major brokers who charge upto 0.5% of the total value, they are able to attract more and more customers than good old brokers.
Refer some of the other articles about Zerodha:
- Detailed review of Zerodha Brokerage and its Pros and Cons
- Zerodha Kite: The minimalist, yet powerful trading platform
- Step by step guide to open a demat/trading account with Zerodha
- Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) about Zerodha
- Zerodha Coin : How you can save major chunk of Mutualfund agent’s commission through COIN
So the competition heating up and don’t be surprised if the above table looks completely different in couple of years. Ultimately it is the customer who gets the benefit of this healthy competition, Only who understand the customers need will manage to stay in the list of top 10 share brokers with highest clients on a consistent basis. Others will only make way for others and start living off of their past glory.