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Background

Year of Incorporation 2010 1985
Website zerodha vikson
Phone 0120-6633205 0172-6669999
Exchanges enabled NSE, BSE, MCX-SX & MCX NSE, BSE, NFO, MCX & NCDEX
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) CDSL CDSL
Financial Health

Equity & Commodity Consolidated
Look for Brokerages with higher profit, low debt, higher Profit to Equity Ratio   which will indicate the profitability based on capital deployed, and atleast Rs 50 crores Balance sheet size. If a broker is in financial trouble, it will first start showing up on his balance sheet.

Profit after Tax FY11/12 Rs 2.3 Crores N/a
Profit after Tax FY12/13 Rs 5.8 Crores N/a
Profit after Tax FY13/14 Rs 10.27 Crores N/a
Profit after Tax FY 14/15 NA N/a
Debt FY11/12 0 N/a
Debt FY12/13 0 N/a
Debt FY13/14 0 N/a
Debt FY14/15 NA N/a
Profit to Equity(%) FY11/12 152 N/a
Profit to Equity(%) FY12/13 244 N/a
Profit to Equity(%) FY13/14 147 N/a
Profit to Equity(%) FY14/15 NA N/a
Balance Sheet Size FY11/12 Rs 25.4 Crores N/a
Balance Sheet Size FY12/13 Rs 64.5 Crores N/a
Balance Sheet Size FY13/14 Rs 111.1 Crores N/a
Balance Sheet Size FY14/15 NA N/a
Brokerage

Equity Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . Equity Intraday 0.03% & Delivery 0.3%- Negotiable
Equity Futures Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable
Equity Options Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . Rs 60/lot - Negotiable
Currency Futures Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side - Negotiable
Currency Options Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . Rs 60/lot - Negotiable
Commodity Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% Negotiable
Account Opening Costs

Trading only Free Zero
Trading & Demat Free Rs 420 for 1 year Rs 750 for 5 year Rs 1420 for Lifetime
Commodity Free Zero
Transparency & other costs

Double check on if you are paying much higher other/turnover costs, make sure to compare

Equity 0.00325% on Turnover 0.00325% of Turnover
Futures 0.0021% on Contract Turnover 0.0019% of Turnover
Options 0.053% on Premium Turnover 0.05% of Turnover
Commodities 0.0031% on Contract turnover NA
AMC charge Trading: 0, Demat: Rs 300/year Rs 300/Year
DP Transaction Charge Rs 14 per debit instruction 17
Offline order placing Charge Rs 20 per executed order Free
Platforms

Software
Web/HTML 5
Mobile
Charting

Intraday 365 days on Zerodha Pi 21 years
End of Day 10 years on Zerodha Pi 21 years
Coding/Backtesting  
Reporting

Online Trade Reports
Online PNL Reports
Online Contract Notes
Margins

Leverage Provided

Equity Upto 20 times intraday, 0 for Delivery Intraday upto 20 times & Delivery upto 5 times for interest
Equity Futures Upto 7 times intraday leverage Upto 5 times for intraday
Equity Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 7 times leverage intrdaday No
Currency Futures 2 times intraday leverage Upto 4 Times
Currency Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2 times intraday leverage No
Commodity 2.5 times intraday leverage Upto 5 times
Support & Tools

Research & Tips
Brokerage Calculator
Margin Calculator
Bracket orders & Trailing Stoploss
Training & Education
Convenience

3 in 1 Account
Instant Fund withdrawal
Relationship Managers