Founded back in the year 2000 and today with its presence in more than 575 cities of India, Sharekhan ranks second in retail stockbroking in India. The stockbroker has been recently sold out to BNP Paribas for INR 2000 crore.
IIFL too is a prominent name in Indian full-service broking.
It is majorly known for its huge offline presence across the country with more than 4400 branches in 900 cities. India Infoline (IIFL) was incorporated in 1995 and today is one of the top three full-service brokers in India.
Choosing between the two depends on your preferences, your online appetite, your understanding of the stock market etc.
Full-service stockbrokers such as Sharekhan, on the other hand, will help you, spoon feed you, hand hold you through the process, even if you need an offline help, meet someone, talk to somebody and so on.
Choosing between the two depends on your preferences, your online appetite, your understanding of the stock market and so on.
To make things easy for you, we have listed out the comparison between IIFL Vs Sharekhan to help you find which of the two suits your needs better. The comparison is made on aspects such as:
*NSE Complaints Percentage: Lower is this number, Better is the broker.
Before we complete this comparison, we think one quick understanding of brokerage charges is important.
Full-service stockbrokers charge brokerage as a percentage of your trading turnover. For instance, if you place a trade of ₹10,000 for Equity delivery and your broker charges 0.4% or 40 paise as brokerage.
This would mean, you will be charged 0.40% of ₹10,000 i.e. ₹40 as the brokerage for that particular trade.
Discount brokers, on the other hand, charge a flat rate brokerage (could be ₹10, ₹20 etc) irrespective of the trade value.
Make sure you understand this difference and then take a call. Here is a brokerage calculator for your reference.
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