Top Brokerage Firms in India

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Brokerage firms are the business entities that deal with stock trading. India, with an increasing capital market and a growing number of investors, has a number of brokerage firms. In Indian retail brokerage industry, the brokerage firms primarily work as agents for buying and selling of securities like shares, stocks and other financial instruments and earn commission for each of the transactions. There are plenty of brokerage firms in India. Let's have a look at the top 10 brokerage firms in India.

The Indian Capital market is undergoing a wonderful phase when the growth rate is on the higher side. As of 31 March 2015, a total of 2,33,18,447 investors have their accounts and have their business going with the Indian Stock Market. This number is expected to exceed the 3 crore investor mark within a year.

List of Top Brokerage Firms in India

Here are the top brokerage companies in India:-

Indiabulls Securities

Indiabulls Securities
Indiabulls Securities is the leading brokerage firm in India, which started functioning in the year 2000. The company's businesses include real estates, home loans, power, securities and IT. Indiabulls securities is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana and employes over 4,000 people. Across the nation, Indiabulls securities operates through its 450 branches. The company provides its services both through off-line and on-line channels. Indiabulls Securities boasts of running one of the most efficient and fastest trading base in India. Rs. 1200 is the trade account opening fees at Indiabulls Securities.

Sharekhan Limited

Sharekhan Limited
Sharekhan Limited was also established in 2000 and is one of the top brokerage firms in India today. With its head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Sharekhan is present in around 450 cities in India and it is serving over 9,50,000 customers through its 429 outlets across the country. Sharekhan has two branches in Oman and UAE as well. The services provided by Sharekhan Ltd. include equities trade execution, portfolio management, distribution of mutual funds and commodities, structured products and insurance. One can open their trade account with Sharekhan Ltd. with Rs. 750 (Classic account) and Rs. 1000 (Trade Tiger).

Angel Broking Limited

Angel Broking Limited
Angel Broking started its operations in 1987 and has its headquarters in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. Angel Broking is involved in the businesses such as equity trading, portfolio management services, commodities, mutual funds, IPO, Life Insurance, Investment Advisory and Depository Services. Angel Broking has more than 5,500 terminals in around 400 branches across India.

Reliance Money

Reliance Money
Reliance Money is retail brokerage company and a subsidiary of the prestigious Reliance Industries. It was founded in 1987 and is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. On a nationwide level, Reliance Money runs its business through 150 brnaches and around 2,000 employees. Reliance Money provides services related to mutual funds, fixed income, gold, portfolio management services and structured products. Rs. 750 are charged by Reliance Money to open a Demat or a trade account.

Kotak Securities Limited

Kotak Securities Limited
With its headquarters in Mumbai, Kotak Securities Limited started its operations in 1994. It is subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank. Over 5.58 lakh customers have an account with Kotak Securities. It has 450 branches in around 352 cities in India. The service base of Kotak Securities consists of stock broking, portfolio management services and other customer oriented financial services.

India Infoline Services

India Infoline Services
Like most of the other brokerage firms, India Infoline Services has its headquarters in Mumbai. It was started in 1995 and serves more than 2 million customers. The company has around 650 locations in India and abroad. It is present in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Switzerland, UK and USA. Rs. 750 is the amount required to open a demat account with India Infoline Services.

HDFC Securities

HDFC Securities
HDFC Securities is based in Mumbai and over 1 million customers have an account with it. The business services that HDFC Securities provides are mutual funds, equity, IPO, national pension system, NRI offerings, insurance, fixed deposits, bonds and loans. HDFC Securities has over 100 branches in India and has got over 1,500 employees working for it.

ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is a subsidiary of the leading private bank the ICICI Bank and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is involved in businesses such as equity, mutual funds, ETF, life insurance, fixed deposit, bonds and loans. ICICI Direct has around 300 branches across the country and over 2,000 employees. A trade account at the ICICI Direct can be opened with a fees of Rs. 750.

Bajaj Capital

Bajaj Capital
A relatively new player in the brokerage market, Bajaj Capital started in 2008 and is based in Mumbai. It operated via 150 branches on pan India basis and a strong base of around 2,500 employees. It serves its customers through services related to mutual funds, fixed deposits, bonds, insurance, real estate and stocks.

Aditya Birla Money

Aditya Birla Money
Aditya Birla Money is the brokerage arm of the Indian conglomerate the Aditya Birla Group. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and has 150 branches across the nation. The business solutions provided by Aditya Birla Money concern broking and distribution, wealth management, corporate and treasury services, real estate advisory and online money management. A total of 2,500 employees contribute to the operations of Aditya Birla Money.


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Last Updated on June 27, 2015

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