Why are higher exchange transaction charges being charged for trades?
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Why are higher exchange transaction charges being charged for trades?

The transaction charges vary depending on the stock category and the exchange. The transaction charges are as follows:

BSE

Exchange transaction charges for group A, B and other non-exclusive scrips is ₹375 per crore of turnover, and for exclusive scrips, it is ₹275 per crore of turnover. To find the list of group A, B etc. stocks, visit bseindia.com/corporates/List_Scrips. To learn more, refer to this circular (WEB).

As per this BSE circular (WEB), BSE has introduced slab-wise transaction charges for the nearest Sensex options. Zerodha will charge ₹3,750 per crore based on the given slabs because turnover slabs can be cumulatively determined only at the end of the month. The slab-wise transaction charges are as follows:

Incremental Billable Monthly Turnover (Premium Value) Transaction Charges ( Per Cr.)
Upto ₹3 Crores. ₹500
More than ₹3 Crores upto ₹100 Crores ₹3,750
More than ₹100 Crores upto ₹750 Crores ₹3,500
More than ₹750 Crores upto ₹1,500 Crores ₹3,000
More than ₹1,500 Crores upto ₹2,000 Crores ₹2,500
Above ₹2,000 Crores ₹2,000

NSE

  1. NSE IPFT charges are levied over and above the exchange transaction fees and are applicable to all trades conducted on the NSE. To learn more, see What are IPFT charges?
  2. Instruments in the EQ series are charged ₹325 per crore as exchange transaction charges. To learn more, refer to this circular. (PDF)