One of the most important aspects of making money with trading is saving on brokerage and other costs. Therefore, it is extremely important for a trader to choose the lowest cost brokerage account. At Samco, we endeavor to keep our customers trading costs, the lowest possible and we strive to add value to customers. In this section we’ll discuss the direct costs and indirect costs of operating a trading account.

Samco – India’s Lowest cost brokerage

Fee What Samco Charges What Others charge Savings with Samco
Brokerage Rs. 20/executed order ONLY 0.02% - 0.5% of transaction value Up to 98% savings with Samco
Brokerage for small orders – Applicable only if ad valorem brokerage is lower than Rs. 20 0.02% of transaction value 0.3% - 2.5% of transaction value Up to 66% savings with Samco
Demat Delivery instructions Rs. 10/ISIN Rs. 25/ISIN or 0.2% of Value Up to 60% savings with Samco

Account Opening Charges

These are charges that are charged for processing an trading account application. While most players charge between Rs. 200-400 for account opening, opening a trading and Demat account at Samco is completely free.


This is the single largest and most important cost that a customer must save. Most traditional and full-service brokers charge a percentage-based fee which is also known as an ad-valorem fee. This means that the brokerage charged shall be a percentage of the turnover value. This ranges from 0.05% to 0.5% depending on the segment that a customer trades in. On the contrary, at Samco, in line with our philosophy to offer the lowest brokerage, we charge a flat fee of Rs. 20 per executed order. This results in savings of up to 99% for all customers. You can check out both the calculated brokerage and brokerage savings.

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GST on Brokerage, Transaction and Clearing Charges

GST stands for Goods and services tax and is levied at 18% on the sum of brokerage, transaction charges and clearing charges. It is important to have the lowest brokerage because in case brokerage is high, the consequent GST quantum is also higher.

Check out this example:

Samco Other Brokers
Brokerage for Trading 100 quantity NIFTY at 10000 20 500
GST @ 18% 3.6 90
Total 23.6 590

Observe how GST amount shoots up when you pay a higher brokerage amount.

Securities Transaction Tax/Commodities Transaction Tax

STT or Securities Transaction Tax is a tax payable by Investors & Traders to the Central Government and therefore is categorized as a Regulatory Charge. This again is standardized across all brokers and there is no difference between brokers, although it is a cost to the trader.

Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty is a fee payable by Investors & Traders to State governments and therefore is also categorized as a regulatory Charge. This again is standardized across all brokers.


SEBI Fees is a fee payable by Investors & Traders to SEBI and therefore is categorized as a regulatory Charge. This again is standardized across all brokers and there is no difference between brokers, although it is a cost to the trader.

Implied Interest Cost

While this is not a direct cost, this is an indirect cost ignored by most novice traders and investors. Most Stock brokers ask their clients to put up the 100% entire margin for buying stocks upfront even though exchanges settle in two working days. This results in blocking capital, lower buying power and loss of interest. At Samco, every trader can enjoy the benefits of BTPT or Buy Today, Pay in Two Days - a service where every Samco customer can choose to pay for their acquired delivery shares in 2 Days from the date of purchase. If one adds the savings on brokerage and the savings on interest with BTPT, Samco is proud to state that it offers the lowest brokerage for traders in India.

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