What is wrong with HDFC securities? Are they doing some fraudulent activities or just causing issues with their platform as usually it don't work during market hours?
I have opened a DEMAT account with HDFC Securities in 2019 as HDFC group is well known for the customer services and I also hold a salary account with HDFC Bank, DEMAT account with the following conditions/offers as expressed by the executive.
Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time) : ₹999 (At that time it offered on lower price, I forget the exact price)
Trading Annual Maintenance Charges AMC (Yearly Fee) : ₹0
Demat Account Opening Charges (One Time) : ₹0
Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges AMC (Yearly Fee) : ₹750, nil if portfolio value below ₹2 lacs.
Equity Delivery : 0.50%
Equity Intraday : 0.05%
Equity Futures : 0.05%
Equity Options : ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures : ₹23 per contract
Currency Options : ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures : 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options : 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
It was going good but after 2-3 months I got to know that there are some discount brokers in the market which are providing value for money services. After doing a research on Internet I got to know that Zerodha is best for trading and it offers so many features which are free. So I opened account with them and start doing investment with them. While I was holding a value of ₹76000 (approx) with HDFC Securities and I left the account as it was.
Now problem starts, they start charging AMC which was free as I told earlier, random depository charges and Unfortunately I was not looking into the accounts as I trusted them. Then, in march 2020 I got to know that some charges called as depository charge ₹750 + 18%GST = ₹885 was on charged from my account and some ACH Debit charge was charged. Transaction were like :
17/04/20 DEPOSITORY CHARGES MAR20 ₹885
20/04/20 UPI-ZERODHA BROKING LTD ₹815
23/04/20 ACH DEBIT RETURN CHARGES ₹300.31
05/05/20 ACH DEBIT RETURN CHARGES ₹289.71
18/05/20 DEPOSITORY CHARGES APR20 ₹29.5
19/05/20 ACH DEBIT RETURN CHARGES ₹590
Total Amount charged by them : ₹2909.52 (Only Zerodha clarified their transaction)
Then I wrote an email to both HDFC bank & HDFC Securities and Zerodha as well and send the copy to RBI and SEBI as well. I asked simple question which is my fundamental right to get details of my transactions. Zerodha clarify the transaction and it was a genuine transaction. Now I have story with HDFC Group only. Their support lines were not working, they replied on the mail after after few weeks then no solution to the problem, again I asked then they took few weeks again to reply. Then it was like a game between them and me.
Here I have simplified the conversation:
What is DEPOSITORY CHARGES two times in one month.
HDFC Securities Response : We are not it is not from our end.
HDFC Bank Response : It is for DMAT Account maintained at HDFC Securities.
HDFC Securities : Our DEMAT Account is managed by HDFC Bank and it is applicable at their end.
HDFC Bank : We are forwarding the complaint to respective department.
What is ACH DEBIT RETURN CHARGES charge three times in one month.
HDFC Bank Response : It is for some mandate applied on your bank account. (No proper details)
Me : What is it.
HDFC Bank : It is charged against a payment failure which was automated.
ME : Before initiating the payment, bank didn't notify me that I have to maintain the amount as I always move my balance to SBI account to safe the money. So please tell me for which purpose it was.
HDFC Bank : We are not sure.
From 20th May, 2020 to Till date, I am writing emails and trying to connect with them as I don't want to expose myself to corona-virus by visiting their branch which is also far from here and they are not giving proper response. I found it as cheating, if feel HDFC bank and HDFC Securities are doing a wrong practice please share this post and make them realize that in the age on Internet and social media you can not cheat the customers.
I tried to asked them to move my portfolio from HDFC Securities to ZERODHA but it is not possible by on-line process I have to walk on the streets and their offices and have to take leaves which is also a loss of money.
Banks are doing business on customers' money and earning profits but they are not caring for their customers. Now I am not going to do any kind of business with them. They broke my trust which is earned by them my spending money on ads and campaigns. I want peace of mind that's why I chose them however they were not cheap and charging much higher. If you are charging premium fee then you must carry the premium facilities and services.
I always promote Zerodha as a good company by its values and fair pricing. For account opening.
Go to : Open account with Zerodha.
Thanks a lot for reading and sharing. I hope you will help and get helped when you are in trouble. I hope that you understand the problem because if they can do with me they can do with any one and everyone don't have skills to explain the problem.
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