Open Trading Account

Open a FREE trading account with Religare Broking and experience the world of hassle-free trading. Trade anywhere, anytime with our user-friendly mobile, web and desktop application.
  • Attractive offers on account opening
  • Zero AMC charges
  • Free Research Notifications
  • Multiple Brokerage plans to choose from
  • Trade via Mobile, Web or Desktop terminal

What Is A Trading Account?

A trading account is a type of financial account that is used to buy and sell securities such as stocks, bonds, options, and futures. This type of account is typically held with a brokerage firm or financial institution, which provides access to the financial markets and facilitates trades on behalf of the account holder. When you open a trading account, you will usually be required to deposit funds into the account, which you can then use to purchase securities. Depending on the type of trading account, you may also be able to trade on margin, which means that you can borrow funds from the broker to increase your purchasing power. Trading accounts are popular among individual investors and traders who are looking to take advantage of market fluctuations and earn profits through buying and selling securities. However, trading can also involve a significant amount of risk, and it is important to have a solid understanding of the markets and your investment strategy before opening a trading account.

Steps to Open an Online Trading Account

Opening an online trading account lets you conveniently buy and sell securities online. Here is the step-by-step process to open a trading account online in India:


Step 1

Choose an online brokerage firm you want to open an account with. Compare brokerage charges, platforms, and research services before selecting one.


Step 2

Visit the broker’s website and click on the account opening or register link. Fill out the online application form with your personal and KYC details.


Step 3

Upload scanned copies of your KYC documents like PAN card, Aadhaar card, passport size photograph etc, as per the broker’s requirement.


Step 4

E-sign the online trading account opening form and submit it. Your application will be verified by the brokerage firm.


Step 5

nce your trading account is opened, you will receive login credentials on your registered email ID and mobile number.


Step 6

Log in to your trading account dashboard. Place your first buy/sell order and start investing in stocks, derivatives, mutual fundsetc.

Eligibility & Documents Required for Online Trading Registration

To open a trading account, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Indian citizens aged 18 years and above
  • PAN card mandatory
  • Active bank account and email ID
  • Initial funding amount as per broker’s criteria

Documents required for online trading account opening are:

  • PAN card copy
  • Aadhaar card copy
  • Passport size photo
  • Cancelled cheque
  • Email ID and mobile number
  • Initial fund transfer proof

Trading Account Fees & Charges

Trading account fees and charges can vary depending on the brokerage firm and the type of account you have. Here are some common fees and charges you may encounter:

Account opening fee

This is a one-time fee charged when you open a new trading account.

Flexible EMIs for Loans | TVS Credit

Annual maintenance fee

This is an annual fee charged for maintaining your trading account.


This is a fee charged by the brokerage firm for executing trades on your behalf. It is usually a percentage of the total trade value.


This is the difference between the bid and ask price of a security, and it is a cost that traders incur when buying or selling securities.

Flexible EMIs for Loans | TVS Credit

Inactivity fee

Some brokerage firms charge an inactivity fee if you do not trade for a certain period of time.

Margin interest

If you trade on margin, you may be charged interest on the borrowed funds.

Data fees

Some brokerage firms charge fees for accessing market data, such as real-time quotes and news feeds.

It is important to carefully review the fees and charges associated with your trading account before opening it to ensure you understand the costs and are comfortable with them.

Why Open Trading Account with Religare?

Investors may consider opening a trading account with Religare if they are looking for:

  • Experience:

    Religare has been operating in the financial services industry for more than two decades, which could give investors peace of mind that they are working with a company that has a proven track record.

  • Diverse investment options:

    Religare offers a range of investment options, including equities, derivatives, commodities, currencies, mutual funds, and more. This could provide investors with the flexibility to build a diversified portfolio.

  • Technology:

    Religare’s trading platforms offer advanced technology features such as real-time quotes, charting tools, and research and analysis tools, making it easier for investors to stay informed and make informed trading decisions.

  • Professional support:

    Religare offers professional support from financial advisors and research analysts who can provide guidance and insights to help investors make informed decisions.

  • Low brokerage fees:

    Religare may offer competitive brokerage fees compared to other brokerage firms, which could help investors save money on trading costs.

It is important to research and compare multiple brokerage firms and trading account providers to find the one that best suits your individual needs and preferences.

Benefits of Trading Account

  • Access to financial markets: Trading accounts allow you to buy and sell a variety of financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, and derivatives, giving you access to global financial markets.
  • Diversification: Trading accounts allow you to diversify your portfolio by investing in different asset classes and industries, spreading your risk and potentially increasing your returns.
  • Professional support: Many trading accounts offer professional support from brokers and financial advisors who can provide guidance and help you make informed investment decisions.
  • Flexibility: Trading accounts can offer you the flexibility to trade at any time, from anywhere, using a variety of devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Potential for high returns: Trading accounts can provide the potential for high returns, especially if you are willing to take on more risk and have a well-diversified portfolio.
  • Low costs: Trading accounts can offer low costs for trading compared to other investment options, especially if you choose a discount brokerage firm

Overall, trading accounts can be a valuable tool for investors looking to build their wealth and achieve their financial goals. It is important to remember, however, that trading also carries risks, so it is important to educate yourself and invest wisely.

Why Do You Need an Online Trading Account?

Here are the key benefits of opening an online trading account in India:

  • Convenience: Seamlessly buy and sell securities from anywhere, anytime via trading apps and web platforms.
  • Real-time trading: Place instant orders and take advantage of market movements and trading opportunities.
  • Wider choice: Invest in stocks, derivatives, IPOs (Initial Public Offering), mutual funds, bonds, commodities etc, from a single account.
  • Lower brokerage: Online brokers charge very low brokerage compared to traditional brokers.
  • Advanced tools: In-depth research reports, technical analysis tools, and live market feeds for informed trading decisions.
  • Safety: Trading platforms offer reliable security measures like 2-factor authentication, PIN locks, paperless account opening, etc.

Features of Religare’s Online Trading Account

Religare offers a fully digital trading account with useful features:

  • Paperless account opening using Aadhaar-based eKYC. Convenient and instant.
  • Multi-segment access to invest in equity, derivatives, currency, commodities, and mutual funds from a single account.
  • Innovative plans like Religare Elite for premium customers and Religare One
  • for long-term delivery-based trading.
  • Research and insightsfrom experienced analysts and detailed Knowledge Centre to guide your investment decisions.

Do’s & Don’ts During Online Trading Registration

Here are some tips to keep in mind when opening your trading account online:


  • Read all documents carefully before signing online.
  • Choose a trusted brokerage firm
  • Verify broker registration and reputation before account opening.
  • Enable two-factor authentication for account security.
  • Maintain account balance as per broker’s guidelines.
  • Provide accurate personal and KYC details in the application form.

  • Don’t share trading account details or OTP with unknown persons.
  • Avoid clicking on unknown links sent via email or SMS.
  • Don’t fall prey to unrealistic promises of assured high returns.
  • Do not start trading without understanding the risks involved.
  • Never share login credentials, even with your broker’s relationship managers.

Explore Our Knowledge Center on Online Trading

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can easily open a trading account online by following few simple steps.
An online trading account is a type of account that allows an individual to buy and sell financial instruments, such as stocks, bonds, and currencies, over the internet. It provides easy access to trading platforms and real-time market data.
The best trading account for you depends on your financial goals, investment preferences, and trading experience. It's essential to do thorough research and consider factors such as fees, trading tools, customer service, and security measures before choosing a trading account.
There is no minimum balance required for a trading account. You will be liable to pay some brokerage charges whenever you trade.
You can open a free trading account with zero balance, however, you will not be able to trade. In order to place a trade, you will have to add funds through UPI or net banking.
Yes, you can open a trading account without income proof. However, you will be able to trade only in equities if you do not submit income proof. If you wish to trade in F&O and currency, it is mandatory to submit income proof.
Yes, PAN card is necessary. You cannot open a Trading account without a PAN card.
Yes, any gains earned from trading are treated as business income. It is added to your salary and taxed according to the income tax slab you fall under. In short, intraday trading is taxable under business income.
As a trader, you are required to file ITR – 3 as your income from share trading will be taxable under business income.
Trading in shares and securities is not considered supply as per the GST Act and falls outside the purview of GST. Therefore, securities traders are not liable to register under GST.

How to open a Trading Account with Religare Broking

Fill up your personal details via our secured online account opening platform.

Fill up your DOB, PAN, personal and bank details, upload your documents.

E-sign your application via Aadhaar OTP. You are done!