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One Demat Account, Many Benefits

  • ₹0 Account
    opening Charges

  • ₹0 Brokerage on
    intraday trades

  • ₹20/order for carry
    forward F&O trades

  • Margin Trading
    Facility @11.49%

  • Use stocks as margin
    (instead of cash margin)

  • LIVE Fundamental, Technical and Derivative Calls

Why invest with Kotak Securities?

We, at Kotak Securities, are committed to elevate your trading experience and be the one-stop solution for all your – equity, derivative and other investment needs with reliable recommendations by our credible research team. We have been serving a diverse customer base of retail and institutional customers for more than 25 years now.

  • The Kotak Legacy!

    A reputed brand with over 2 decades of existence, and now servicing needs of more than 20 Mn+ customers

  • Credible Research

    A team of research analysts delivering short-term, long-term and derivatives trading calls

  • Robust Trading Platforms

    For fast and seamless trading experience on both mobile and desktop.

One platform.
Multiple investment opportunities.

A one-stop simplified solution for all your investing and trading needs across asset classes.

Robust High-Speed
trading platforms

Kotak Stock Trading

Kotak Stock Trading app gives you access to the Indian stock market from the comfort of your mobile phone anytime, anywhere. The app is built with advanced features that elates the traders’ experience.

TradeSmart Terminal

To win consistently in the markets, you need to be well-prepared. Here’s a sophisticated trading terminal that helps savvy traders get an edge in the stock market.

Robust High-Speed
trading platforms

Keat Pro X

Love to jump into the market action on your big screens – desktop, tablet and laptop? KEAT Pro X, our high-speed online stock trading software, makes your trading experience vivid and alive.

Kotak Trade API

Make the most of your unique trading strategy by integrating it with LIVE market feed by availing our FREE Trade API. Customize your own trading platform to plan and execute trades.

Rewarded & Felicitated
by BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)

  • Primary Market (2019-20)
  • Offer to Sell (OTS) (2019-20)
  • Offer to Buy (OTB) (2019-20)

Trusted by
2.5 mn+ Customers.

Kratika

Investor

“I enjoyed the ease of opening my account with Kotak Securities. In just matter of few minutes, I was able to complete the account opening process from my mobile phone. Also, the fact that I am getting introduced to the investment world with Live webinars is helping me learn and invest at the same time.”

Trusted by
2.5 mn+ Customers.

Madhav Suthar

Active trader since 2020

“Being an active trader, I was fascinated with the fact that Kotak offered unlimited intraday trading at ZERO brokerage. It felt like too good to be true, and Yes it’s true. I am saving good amount of money in day trading.”

Trusted by
2.5 mn+ Customers.

Kapil T

Trader since 2007

“I never knew that building your own trading platform was so easy. Thanks to Kotak Trade API, my trading journey is now at a whole new level. I used the Power REST APIs to back-test my trading strategy and on finding favourable results, I was able to replicate the success in live markets.”

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What is a Demat Account?

A Demat account is primarily used to electronically hold securities and shares. A Demat account is also known as Dematerialized account. In other words, converting or dematerializing your physical shares in the electronic format is known as holding a Demat Account. Demat account is used to hold the shares and securities of publicly traded companies in an electronic form.

All of the Demat accounts in India are maintained by two organizations, namely National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL).

FAQs

There are three types of demat accounts for different investors:

  • Regular Demat Account: This is for Indian citizens who reside in the country.
  • Repatriable Demat Account: This type of demat account is for non-resident Indians (NRIs) who want to transfer money abroad. It needs to be linked to an Non-Resident External (NRE) bank account.
  • Non-Repatriable Demat Account: This account is also meant for NRIs, but does not allow fund transfers abroad. It has to be linked to an Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) bank account.
  • Explore the different types of demat accounts here.

There are three types of demat accounts for different investors:

  • Regular Demat Account: This is for Indian citizens who reside in the country.
  • Repatriable Demat Account: This type of demat account is for non-resident Indians (NRIs) who want to transfer money abroad. It needs to be linked to an Non-Resident External (NRE) bank account.
  • Non-Repatriable Demat Account: This account is also meant for NRIs, but does not allow fund transfers abroad. It has to be linked to an Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) bank account.

Explore the different types of demat accounts here.

For the purpose of investing, one needs to have a demat account and a trading account. A demat account is a close cousin of the trading account, without which the demat account is merely a storehouse for securities in digital form. Through a trading account, you can invest in stocks, IPOs, bonds, etc., and hold them all in a demat account. Know the difference between a trading and demat account in more detail.

There can be many advantages to opening a demat and trading account together.Know more!

Yes, the demat account is a part of the 3-in-1 account which includes a bank account with Kotak Mahindra Bank and a trading and demat account with Kotak Securities. The 3-in-1 account gives you ‘direct access’. So you don’t have to manually transfer money from your savings to your trading account in order to trade online. Explore the perks of opening Kotak’s 3-in-1 account!

No, it is not necessary to link a trading account to a demat account. You can hold one or more demat accounts that are not linked to a trading account.

However, linking a demat account with your trading account is essential to trade in the cash market. For example, to buy shares, you will need to place the order and dispense funds from the trading account. Once the order is processed, the shares will appear in your demat account. Some brokers offer both demat and trading accounts together for a seamless trading experience.

Yes, you can link your new trading account with a demat account. It is also possible to link multiple demat accounts with a single trading account.

Linking the accounts is mandatory if you trade in the cash segment. For example, to buy shares, you will need to place the order and dispense funds from the trading account. Once the order is processed, the shares will appear in your demat account.

In general, it is recommended to link your trading and demat accounts. That way you need not provide your demat account details for every transaction. Once an order is processed, the shares will be either deposited in or debited from the linked demat account. Know more about using a trading and demat account.

The charges of a demat account are: safety charges (custodian fee), annual maintenance charges, and transaction charges. Know more about the competitive brokerage charges of Kotak Securities.

Yes, you can open a demat account for free. However, there might be other charges applicable once the account is opened. These could be: safety charges (custodian fee), annual maintenance charges, and transaction charges. Know how to choose the best demat account for you here. Explore the competitive brokerage charges of Kotak Securities demat account.