Ventura Securities is a full-service broking house with value-added services like Portfolio Management Services, Advisory Services, NPS, and Depository Services.
Whereas, Zerodha works on a discount broking model with Rs. 20 brokerage on per executed order.
Below is a snapshot of both the broking firm –
Ventura vs Zerodha
|Type||Full-Service Broker||Discount Broker|
|Can trade-in||Stocks, Equity F&O, Currency F&O, and Commodity F&O||Stocks, Equity F&O, Currency F&O and Commodity F&O, Bonds, and Govt-Securities|
|Can invest in||Mutual FundsIPO||Mutual FundsIPO – through Bhim UPI|
|Other Products & Services||Advisory ServicesNPS||None|
|Brokerage Plan||Trading Software Access fees based plans||No Plans|
|Brokerage Charges||Details for Ventura Securities plan with access charge of Rs. 1000||Details for Zerodha Plan|
|Equity delivery||0.45%||Rs. 0|
|Equity Intraday||0.05%, charged on one leg only||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.01%|
|Equity Futures||0.05%, charged on one leg only||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.01%|
|Currency Futures||Rs. 20 per lot on a single leg of the transaction.||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.01%|
|Commodity Futures||0.0200% (both sides)||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.01%|
|Equity Options||Rs. 100 per lot||Rs. 20 per executed order|
|Currency Options||Rs. 20 per lot on a single leg of the transaction.||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.01%|
|Commodity Options||Rs. 100 per lot (both sides)||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.01%|
|Margin for Intraday||Details for Ventura Securities||Details for Zerodha Plan|
|Equity Delivery||Information not available||No leverage|
|Equity Intraday (MIS)||Up to 4X depending on the scrip categorization||3 to 12.5 times depending on the scrip|
|Index Futures||As per SPAN Margins file available on the website||Margin required is 35% of the normal margin i.e. 2.857X|
|Stock Futures||As per SPAN Margins file available on the website||Margin required is 45% of the normal margin i.e. 2.222X|
|Index Option Sell||As per SPAN Margins file available on the website||Margin required is 35% of the normal margin i.e. 2.857X|
|Stock Option Sell||As per SPAN Margins file available on the website||Margin required is 45% of the normal margin i.e. 2.222X|
|Currency Futures (MIS)||Information not available||50% of the normal margin i.e. 2X|
|Selling Currency Options (MIS)||Information not available||50% of the normal margin i.e. 2X|
|Commodity/ MCX Futures||Information not available||50% of the normal margin i.e. 2X|
|Margin for OC/ OCO||Details for Ventura Securities||Details for Zerodha Plan|
|For various trading segments||Information not available||Does not disclose upfront. Need to use a margin calculator|
|Account Opening Charges||Ventura Securities (Under Plan A with POA)||Zerodha|
|Demat & Trading Account||Rs. 0||Charges for Demat & Trading account is clubbed – Rs.200|
|Demat AMC Fees||Rs. 0||Rs. 300|
|Trading Platforms||Pointer||Zerodha Kite 3.0Zerodha PI|
|Cloud Alert Tool||None||Sentinel|
|APIs||None||Kite Connect API|
|Trading App||Ventura Wealth Mobile AppVentura Commodity App||Kite Mobile App|
Read further for details and side-by-side comparison of both the brokerage houses.
Zerodha Demat Account
Zerodha charges zero brokerage for delivery and Rs. 20 for other segments.
Zerodha also offers value-added services for a nominal fee. You also have on hands a resource portal containing calculators, news & circulars and application & other useful forms.
|Trading Type||Brokerage Charges|
|Equity Delivery||Rs. 0|
|Equity Intraday||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.03%|
|Equity Futures||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.03%|
|Equity Options||Rs. 20 per executed order|
|Currency Futures and Options||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.03%|
|Commodity F&O||Lower of Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.03%|
The subscription fees for value added services are under –
The Margin for Intraday (MIS) is as under;
|Equity Delivery||No Margin|
|Intraday Equity||3 to 12.5 times depending on the scrip|
|Index Futures||Margin required is 35% of the normal margin (NRML)|
|Equity Futures||Margin required is 45% of the normal margin (NRML)|
|Index Option Writing||Margin required is 35% of the normal margin (NRML)|
|Stock Option Writing||Margin required is 45% of the normal margin (NRML)|
|Currency Futures & Option Writing||50% of the normal margin (NRML)|
|Commodity Futures & Option Writing||50% of the normal margin (NRML)|
Zerodha provides a Margin Calculator, you can use them for knowing exact margins.
The exact CO/BO margin details are not available on the website. You need the BO&CO margin calculators before you trade.
Account Opening Charges
|Trading and Demat account opening charges||Rs. 200|
|Commodity Account||Rs. 100|
|Trading account annual maintenance charges||Rs. 0|
|Demat account annual maintenance charges||Rs. 300|
|Offline Account Opening Charges||Additional Rs. 300|
Zerodha is best for regular traders who don’t need a large margin and don’t want to pay high brokerage.
- No brokerage charges for delivery
- Fixed & low brokerage irrespective of trade volume
- No minimum balance required to open and maintain the account
- Does not upfront discloses margin for CO & BO trades
- Frequent delays and service down during trading hours
- The margin provided is low as compared to other discount brokers
Also read – Edelweiss vs Zerodha comparison
Ventura Demat Account
Ventura Securities is a 20+ year-old full service broking company. The value-added services include Advisory services, PMS, and NPS investment.
Ventura Securities charges a trading software access fee.
Ventura Securities charges software (trading platform) access fees. The brokerage rates for different amounts of access charge is in the table below.
The amount of software access fees, which is refundable, is lower of:
- To the extent of the brokerage generated
- The maximum refundable amount as indicated in the table below
Brokerage Plan Types
|Mobile Markets||Maximum Refundable Amt |
|Delivery||Intraday (Equity & |
Equity Futures) Charged one leg only
Rs. per lot
|1000||No||1000||1 year||0.45%||0.05%||Rs. 100|
|2000||No||2000||1 year||0.35%||0.04%||Rs. 100|
|3500||No||3500||1 year||0.20%||0.03%||Rs. 100|
|5000||No||5000||1 year||0.17%||0.025%||Rs. 100|
|7500||No||7500||1 year||0.15%||0.02%||Rs. 100|
|9999||Yes||9999||1 year||0.15%||0.02%||Rs. 100|
|10,000||Yes||10,000||6 months||0.15%||0.015%||Rs. 100|
|18,000||Yes||18,000||1 year||0.15%||0.015%||Rs. 100|
|15,000||Yes||15,000||6 months||0.13%||0.0125%||Rs. 100|
|25,000||Yes||25,000||1 year||0.13%||0.0125%||Rs. 100|
|20,000||Yes||20,000||6 months||0.10%||0.01%||Rs. 100|
|30,000||Yes||30,000||1 year||0.10%||0.01%||Rs. 100|
|40,000||Yes||43,000||1 year||0.10%||0.01%||Rs. 70|
|50,000||Yes||55,000||1 year||0.10%||0.01%||Rs. 60|
|72,000||Yes||80,000||1 year||0.10%||0.01%||Rs. 50|
Currency Derivatives – Rs. 20 per lot on single leg of transaction.
Commodity Trading Brokerage
|Yearly Software Access Charge (in Rs.)||Commodity Futures (brokerage slabs – both sides)||Commodity Options|
|1000||0.0200%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|3500||0.0150%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|5000||0.0100%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|7500||0.0090%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|10,000||0.0080%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|15,000||0.0075%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|20,000||0.0070%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|25,000||0.0065%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|30,000||0.0060%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|40,000||0.0055%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|50,000||0.0050%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|75,000||0.0040%||Rs. 100 per lot|
|1,00,000||0.0030%||Rs. 100 per lot|
Finding margin details on the Ventura Securities website is very hard.
The margins for the equity cash segment can be found on the “Category-wise Scrip List” under the download menu.
The list is a downloadable excel sheet with stock-wise details of the margins available scrip-wise.
The scrips listed on the BSE and NSE in the cash market are categorized in A-B-C-D and the applicable margins are as under:
|Exposure (number of times)||4||3||2||1|
For trading in Equity derivatives, the applicable margin can be found using the NSE SPAN Margin file.
I could not find information regarding margins offered for currency and commodity F&O trading on the website.
One can find the exact margins details security-wise before trading only through the Pointer trading platform.
Account Opening Charges
|Particulars||Plan A||Plan B||Plan C|
|With POA||Without POA||With POA|
|Trading Account Opening||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Demat Account Opening (Refundable Deposit)||Nil||Nil||Rs. 3000|
#1. Ventura Pointer
Ventura Pointer is a downloadable desktop trading software. Ventura charges a fee for trading platform access. The access fee is refundable and the brokerage percentage is based on the access fees paid.
The access fee details are provided along with the brokerage charges in the above section.
One can get a live market watch, market summary and exchange messages on the home screen itself.
However, on the platform, you need to use the dropdown menus and function keys to access order book and trade.
#2. Ventura Wealth & Ventura Commodities Mobile Apps
Ventura Wealth app is for trading in equity, equity derivatives, and currency derivatives. Whereas, the Ventura Commodities helps you trade only in commodities.
On the Google Play store, the Ventura Wealth app has a rating of 3.7 and has 7.1 MB size. However, there are negative reviews of delayed price updates and login issues.
Ventura Commodities app has a size of 5.6 MB and a rating of 4.1 on the Google Play Store.
Ventura Demat and trading account is best if you trade very low volumes and want to open an account without a POA.
Apart from that, the account is apt for traders looking for zero AMC fees.
- Zero AMC Charges
- Flexibility to open a demat account without POA
- Trading software access fees
- Brokerages based on the platform access fees
- Mobile trading apps only with Rs. 9999 access fee and above
- No Web-based trading platform
Ventura Securities and Zerodha work on different broking models. So, before you pick any one of them, you should check your trading/ investing needs.
Zerodha charges Rs. 0 for delivery and max brokerage of Rs. 20. Its trading platform is free for all the traders. But the other services are paid.
Ventura Securities has a percentage-based broking plan. You need to pay upfront a refundable trading platform access fees. But, the AMC is lifetime free and you have the flexibility to open an account without signing a POA.