How to Open online Trading Account Online in India?
The trading account permits you to trade either offline or online. Online trading
begins with opening your online trading account. What is trading account and how
to do online trading? Here is how to open your trading account and start online
trading in India.
Once you open your online trading account start online trading, here are few sources
for you to learn stock trading.
Approach a Broker for Opening an online trading Trading Account Online
You have to first select your broker where you want to open the trading account.
Apart from the reputation of the broker and market record, you also need to consider
your proximity to the broker office. Test the online trading interface before signing
up with the broker for an online trading account. You can either fill up the physical
form or open the trading account online on the website of the broker itself. You
have both the options available to you. The broker will normally help you through
the account opening process and then ask you to get the required documents ready
for opening the trading account.
Opening the trading account with demat account
If you want to trade only in futures and options then demat account may not be required.
However, if you intend to trade in equities, you need to have a demat account. It
does not matter even if you only want to trade on an intraday basis. Normally, the
broker documentation involves opening a Trading cum Demat (TCD) account. Most brokers
will waive off the account opening charges for demat account but there is normally
an annual maintenance fee (AMC) that will be charged. There are no charges for your
trading account opening.
Documents Required for Opening an online Trading Account
You need to provide your PAN card as the basic document for opening an online trading
account. Additionally, you also need to provide proof of identity and proof of residence
as per the formats prescribed by SEBI.
Proof of Identity:
Statutory documents with a photograph are acceptable as proofs of identity, like:
- Voter ID card
- Driving license and
- Aadhaar card etc.
Proof of Address:
For proof of residence you can provide
- Telephone bil
- Electricity bill
- Water bill
The broker can also accept the Income Tax assessment order as proof of address.
Once these documents are submitted in duplicate, with the originals for verifications,
the form is accepted. After that, it takes nearly 3-4 days for the broker to upload
the details and actually activate your trading account.
Opening online trading and demat account by doing E-KYC
There is also the facility of doing E-KYC with your Aadhaar card. Ensure that your
Aadhaar card is mapped to your PAN card and your bank account. Also, the mobile
number for the Aadhaar card should be the same as the mobile number for your trading
cum demat account. The Aadhaar authentication is entirely done online with a one-time
password (OTP) sent to the registered mobile number. As proofs, the person is only
required to upload a copy of the PAN card and a cancelled cheque on the broker’s
website. Brokers will insist on one more step to complete the process. You will
either have to identify yourself via online video conference or by walking into
an authorized authentication centre for in-person verification (IVP). Once that
is done, your trading account and demat account are activated immediately. You also
need to sign the Power of Attorney agreement with the broker for automatic debits
to your demat account for online trading purposes.
Once the above formalities are completed, you are good to trade with your online
trading account. The broker could come back to you and ask for more documents in
case there are some compliance issues with the existing documentation. The above
documents are fine for you to start trading in equities. However, if you want trade
F&O, the broker will insist on either a bank account statement or your 2 years tax
returns data. The idea is to be reassured that you have the capacity to take losses
since F&O is a more risky product.