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ICICIdirect Posted on 02:33pm 07-May-2021

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We are delighted to share that we have crossed the significant milestone of 1,00,000 portfolio subscriptions in One Click Equity in less than a year of its launch. More than 85 theme-based portfolios were introduced in the last 1 year. Around 47 portfolios have been booked till now with the average returns of 16% in 2.5 months and a 100% strike rate. Click on the title to know more...
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ICICIdirect Executive Posted on 05:26pm 15-Apr-2021

New Smart Margin Calculator

We are delighted to present our "New Smart Margin Calculator" to help enhance customer experience and understand the margin requirements on various derivatives strategies you make. You can calculate margins of different types of multi-legged hedged strategies which can reduce the margin requirements and risks on your positions with ease on the New Smart Margin Calculator. To view Other salient features, click on the title...
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ICICIdirect Posted on 02:11pm 18-Mar-2021

Important Update on EOS Timing

We have revised our System Square-off timings for Nifty and Bank Nifty on our Intraday F&O Products. The new timing for System Square-off on Index F&O Contracts is 3:25 PM.

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ICICIdirect Executive Posted on 01:03pm 03-Mar-2021

Important update on Margin Reduction for Equity Derivatives

Dear Customer,

This is to inform you that we have optimized our margin requirements wherein you would be required to pay lower margins within the SEBI specified margin framework. Please see below the primary changes:

1. Reduced Margin Requirement:

From March 1, 2021 we shall be charging only the SPAN + Exposure margin and thus decreasing the total margin required for F&O Contracts from what we currently charge. Please find below examples of the same:

2. Advanced Strategies to Decrease Margins

To further decrease your total margin required, you can also make use of Advanced Strategies in F&O trading. Here we have showcased some strategies with margin comparison:


Note - The Hedged margin benefit is applicable only in SPAN. To learn how to activate SPAN Margin Click here

Please note that you would have to maintain minimum margin requirement in your trading account at all times while holding open positions in Equity Derivatives. In case of any shortfall in the margin required, please allocate necessary funds through cash or shares pledging to maintain the required margin amount for your position.

As per the SEBI mandated norms, in case of insufficient margin on overnight positions in Equity Derivatives, applicable penalty shall be levied. To read more on penalties, click here


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ICICIdirect Executive Posted on 12:25pm 25-Feb-2021

Zero interest charges to create margins in FNO trades


Dear Customer,

ICICIdirect has developed several facilities to help our customers trade seamlessly. One such feature is the 'Shares as Margin' facility for our Derivative Intraday products where you can utilize your existing shares to create margins. The shares that you own can be pledged to take fresh positions with margins from your existing shares in your demat account.

Shares pledged as margins have '0' interest cost for all Derivative products and only a nominal pledging fee.

Please see the process below:

1. Login to your account

2. Go to Shares as Margin option

3. Click on Deposit/create limit and select the stock you wish to pledge

4. After placing the pledge request, you will receive a link on your mobile number and email id registered with the depository to validate the pledge.

5. To confirm, you will have to provide OTP authentication on that link

*Please note that the process of Pledge Creation is not instant, i.e., after providing OTP confirmation, pledge will be created after some time. Hence it is advisable to plan the same in advance.

You can click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) for more details.

The information mentioned herein above is only for consumption by the client and such material should not be redistributed.

Warm Regards,