Type of Broker ICICIdirect: Full-service broker Zerodha: Discount broker

Account Type ICICIdirect: Offers 3-in-1 account (Demat, trading, bank) Zerodha: Offers 2-in-1 account (Demat, trading)

Brokerage Charges ICICIdirect: Variable depending on plan, starts at 0.55% for equity delivery Zerodha: Flat Rs 20 per trade across segment

Investment Options ICICIdirect:  Equity, derivatives, currency, IPOs, MFs, bonds/NCDs, debt,  insurance Zerodha: Primarily equity, derivatives, currency,  IPOs, MFs, commodities

Research & Support ICICIdirect: Provides research reports, tips, and recommendation Zerodha: No free research, but offers basic market reports and news alert

Pros ICICIdirect: One-stop solution with 3-in-1 account, research support, wider range of option Zerodha: Lower brokerage costs, user-friendly platform, direct mutual fund investment

Cons ICICIdirect: Higher brokerage costs for some plans, website performance issue Zerodha: Limited research support, no margin funding, higher call & trade charge

Overall ICICIdirect: Suitable for investors seeking a full-service experience with research support and a wider range of options, willing to pay higher brokerage.

Overall Zerodha: Ideal for cost-conscious investors who prioritize low brokerage, user-friendly platform, and direct mutual fund investments. 

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