List of Biggest Stockbrokers in India (Updated: 30th April 2020) In this article, we are going to look at the 15 Biggest Stockbrokers in India based on their total number of unique active clients.
There are over three hundred stockbrokers in India registered with SEBI and different stock exchanges. Even on National Stock Exchange (NSE), there are 120 registered stockbrokers in India as of 30th April 2020. When you are looking for the best stock broker to open your demat and trading account, one of the most straightforward factors to look into is its total number of active clients. Although a large client base doesn’t guarantee a better service, however, being a big firm, it reduces the possibility of the brokerage firm disappearing or running out of the service soon enough.
These days, one and all stockbrokers will argue that they are trustworthy as they are registered with SEBI. However, just because they are registered with SEBI doesn’t make them reliable for the long term. Time and again, a lot of such small brokers are either expelled out of the exchange or simply go out of the business and files bankrupt. And this leads to a lot of trouble for their current clients.
Therefore, a safer option for the customers to avoid any such kind of inconvenience is by opening their trading account with the biggest stockbrokers in the Industry.
15 Biggest Stockbrokers in India with Highest Active Clients
Several websites rank stockbrokers in India based on different factors like their brand value, trading platforms, customer services, facilities offered, complaint ratio, etc. However, in this article, we are not going to look into these factors.
Here, we are going to look at just one factor, i.e. the total number of unique active clients for that stockbroker. In this post, the stockbroker with the highest number of clients is ranked first, followed by the subsequent stockbrokers with top active clients.
For this approach, we are going to use the data available on the NSE India website. The national stock exchange website provides the details of the monthly total number of unique clients of the different stockbrokers registered with it. Here’s a quick link to the page. You can also download the spreadsheet available on this page to analyze the stockbrokers further.
Here are the 15 Biggest Stockbrokers in India based on the total number of unique active clients:
|S No||Name of Stockbroker||# of Active Clients||% Share|
|1||ZERODHA BROKING LIMITED||1598948||14.28%|
|2||ICICI SECURITIES LIMITED||1081960||9.66%|
|3||HDFC SECURITIES LTD.||726197||6.48%|
|4||RKSV SECURITIES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED (Upstox)||675551||6.03%|
|5||ANGEL BROKING LIMITED||629260||5.62%|
|6||KOTAK SECURITIES LTD.||583482||5.21%|
|8||5PAISA CAPITAL LIMITED||489661||4.37%|
|9||MOTILAL OSWAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED||385535||3.44%|
|10||AXIS SECURITIES LIMITED||271990||2.43%|
|11||SBICAP SECURITIES LIMITED||261951||2.34%|
|12||KARVY STOCK BROKING LTD.||231818||2.07%|
|13||IIFL SECURITIES LIMITED||224450||2.00%|
|14||GEOJIT FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED||165029||1.47%|
|15||EDELWEISS BROKING LIMITED||130926||1.17%|
Please note that the total number of active clients of all stockbrokers is 1,11,98,563 as of April 2020, mentioned on the NSE India website.
From the above table, you can quickly notice that Zerodha is the biggest stockbroker with the highest numbers of unique clients registered on the National stock exchange in India.
As of April 2020, Zerodha constitutes around 14.28% of the total market share of the active clients registered on the National Stock Exchange. It has over 15.9 lakh active customers compared to a total of over 1.11 Crore active clients of all stockbrokers on the NSE.
What makes this list even more interesting is that Zerodha was just founded in 2010 and still has been able to outrank all the old and well-matured traditional brokers. It is the only broker with a discount brokerage business model in the top ten list. Anyways, Angel broking has also started a similar discount brokerage model recently, along with its full-service model.
According to the above table, Zerodha is closely followed by ICICI securities, which ranks second and has over 10.81 lakhs unique clients.
The other most prominent stockbrokers in this list are HDFC Securities (7.26 Lakh clients), Upstox (6.75 Lakh Clients), Angel Broking (6.29 lakh clients), Kotak Securities (5.83 lakh clients), Sharekhan (5.47 lakh clients), 5Paisa (4.89 lakh clients), Motilal Oswal Group (3.85 lakh clients) and Axis Securities (2.71 lakh clients). Together these 15 biggest stockbrokers constitute over 71.48% of the total share of the unique clients registered on NSE.
Bonus: Additional Top Stockbrokers
Here is a list of the ‘Next’ 15 biggest stockbrokers in India with the highest active clients registered on the National stock exchange as of 30th April 2020.
|S No||Name of Stockbroker||# of Active Clients||% Share|
|16||RELIANCE SECURITIES LIMITED||120069||1.07%|
|17||SMC GLOBAL SECURITIES LTD.||113980||1.02%|
|18||RELIGARE BROKING LIMITED||112527||1.00%|
|19||NIRMAL BANG SECURITIES PVT. LTD.||94902||0.85%|
|20||MARWADI SHARES AND FINANCE LIMITED||83238||0.74%|
|21||VENTURA SECURITIES LTD.||76526||0.68%|
|22||ANAND RATHI SHARE AND STOCK BROKERS LIMITED||73047||0.65%|
|23||TRADEBULLS SECURITIES (P) LTD.||63030||0.56%|
|24||SAMCO SECURITIES LIMITED||54860||0.49%|
|25||IDBI CAPITAL MARKETS & SECURITIES LTD.||52056||0.46%|
|26||MONARCH NETWORTH CAPITAL LIMITED||49955||0.45%|
|27||INDIABULLS SECURITIES LIMITED||44678||0.40%|
|28||ADITYA BIRLA MONEY LIMITED||44533||0.40%|
|29||ALICE BLUE FIN SVCS P LTD||43235||0.39%|
|30||MASTER CAPITAL SERVICES LIMITED||39617||0.35%|
That’s all for this article. Please comment below which brokerage firm you’re using for trading in the Indian stock market and your review for the same. Happy trading!
Hi, I am Kritesh (Tweet me here), an NSE Certified Equity Fundamental Analyst and an electrical engineer (NIT Warangal) by qualification. I have a passion for stocks and have spent my last 4+ years learning, investing and educating people about stock market investing. And so, I am delighted to share my learnings with you. #HappyInvesting