How To Transfer Funds Into Your Trading Account

The first step, before you start trading, is fund transfer into your trading account. There are different ways of transferring money into your account. You can either use a payment gateway, the NEFT/RTGS facility, or you can also pay by margin cheque / DD to your broker. When you buy shares, there is a pay-in that is debited to your trading account, and when you sell shares there is a pay-out that is credited. But before you buy shares, you first need to transfer funds into your trading account. That is the starting point.


How To Transfer Funds Into Your Trading Account


1. Transferring funds via payment gateway

A common method, offered by brokers, to transfer funds into the trading account, is through payment gateways. Large banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, SBI and Citibank all offer payment gateways. The advantage of a payment gateway is that you can use any debit card or internet bank account to transfer funds into your trading account. , your fund transfer happens immediately. Your trading account will reflect the credit and you start trading immediately. There are two things to keep in mind when using payment gateway. Firstly, each time you use the payment gateway, your broker will debit a fee of between Rs.10 and Rs.20. If you are frequently adding funds to your account, then these costs can add up to quite a bit. Secondly, SEBI regulations do not permit you to load funds into your trading account using a credit card or a charge card. You can only use debit cards or net banking for the purpose.

Note: Collecting a broker’s fee for allowing fund transfer is a standard industry practice. However, in Angel One, we do not charge any fund transfer fees to customers. Thus, trading with Angel One gives you an economic advantage.

2. How to add funds in via NEFT / RTGS / IMPS

The second and more popular method of fund transfer is through National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT). Typically, the time taken for a NEFT transfer from HDFC to SBI would be 2-3 hours. But, if the NEFT is done from the same bank where your broker has an account, then the credit is instantaneous. You will have to add the broker’s bank account as a beneficiary and then transfer funds using the password and the OTP as second level authentication. There are no fund transfer charges for NEFT. You can transfer funds into your equity trading account or your commodity account via NEFT. You can either do the NEFT transfer online or via NEFT cheque at your branch. Time taken is the same in both cases. Real time gross settlement (RTGS) is the same as NEFT; the only difference being that it is applicable to fund transfers above Rs.2 lakhs. What about IMPS? Remember, NEFT and RTGS can only be done during normal banking prescribed hours (9.00 am to 6.00 pm). If you do the NEFT after the close of NEFT timings then the transfer will only be effected the next banking day. The way out is IMPS. An IMPS transfer is instantaneous and can also be done outside of NEFT hours and on NEFT holidays. The difference between IMPS and NEFT services of HDFC is the amount of time taken and the 24X7 facility of IMPS. But IMPS does attract fund transfer charges and that adds to your trading cost.

3. Transfer through cheque / DD in favour of broker

You can also transfer funds into your trading account by drawing a cheque in favour of your broker. However, that is only possible in case of an offline trading account. If you are having an online trading account, then you need to necessarily transfer funds only through payment gateway or via NEFT/RTGS. There are certain points you need to remember when transferring money by cheque/ DD. Normally, the broker will give you credit for the cheque / DD amount only after the clearing credit is received. This will take 2-3 days. Secondly, ensure that your cheque is properly signed and your account is funded. Any cheque rejection results in penal charges which will be debited to your trading account by the broker.

What are the document audit trails you need to maintain?

When you transfer funds into your trading account, there are some basic documentation issues you need to remember. When you transfer funds via payment gateway, retain a snapshot of the payment ID details and save it for your records. Use the snapshots to check that the credit is shown in your online account and also in your ledger. When you transfer funds via NEFT / RTGS / IMPS, take an online snapshot of the same and email a copy to your broker so that the credit to your trading account can be quicker. Maintain copies of your cheque / DD given to your broker for your records. Most importantly, ensure that all your transfer details are reconciled at least once every week with your broking account ledger. This will ensure that you have full control of your fund flows, to and from, the trading account.

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Note: Investors are requested to note that Stock broker (Angel One Limited) is permitted to receive/pay money from/to investor through designated bank accounts only named as client bank accounts. Stock broker (Angel One Limited) is also required to disclose these client bank accounts to Stock Exchange. Hence, you are requested to use following client bank accounts only for the purpose of dealings in your trading account with us. The details of these client bank accounts are also displayed by Stock Exchanges on their website under below paths of respective Exchanges

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Bank Name Bank Account Number IFSC Code
Axis Bank Limited 918020001632189 UTIB0000328
Axis Bank Limited 328010200004879 UTIB0000328
Axis Bank Limited 918020057949989 UTIB0000328
Bank of India 008620110001877 BKID0000001
Citi Bank 0567619001 CITI0100000
DBS Bank Limited 811211352229 DBSS0IN0811
The Federal Bank Ltd 10990200092153 FDRL0001099
HDFC Bank Limited 50200023434882 HDFC0000060
HDFC Bank Limited 00010340001762 HDFC0000060
HDFC Bank Limited 00600340007974 HDFC0000060
HDFC Bank Limited 00602340023302 HDFC0000060
HDFC Bank Limited 00602340028416 HDFC0000060
HDFC Bank Limited 15770340003336 HDFC0000060
HSBC Bank 006412274001 HSBC01INDIA
ICICI Bank Limited 000405072363 ICIC0000004
ICICI Bank Limited 000405024925 ICIC0000004
ICICI Bank Limited 000405132506 ICIC0000004
IDBI Bank Limited 0452102000003971 IBKL0000998
IDFC Bank Limited 10065285758 IDFB0040101
IDFC Bank Limited 10099000818 IDFB0040101
IndusInd Bank Limited 200000199423 INDB0000001
Kotak Mahindra Bank 2211431406 KKBK0000958
Kotak Mahindra Bank 09582650003552 KKBK0000958
Ratnakar Bank Limited 409001769389 RATN0000070
SBI Bank Limited 00000037455959884 SBIN0011777
SBI Bank Limited 00000031021093774 SBIN0005076
SBI Bank Limited 00000037455960436 SBIN0011777
SBI Bank Limited 22205425786 SCBL0036001
Yes Bank Limited 000183000002999 YESB0000001
Yes Bank Limited 000181400001688 YESB0000001
  • The Angel Client bank accounts displayed herein are for reference purposes only. Investors are requested to use Mobile App or Angel Website ( for fund transfer.