IIFL Securities starts activation of 11 lac frozen Karvy accounts

IIFL Securities starts activation of 11 lac frozen Karvy accounts

IIFL Securities Ltd, one of India’s leading broking and advisory firms today said that 11 lac frozen Karvy demat account holders can now trade or invest on its platform. IIFL Securities has won the official bid to acquire all demat accounts held by Karvy Stock Broking with National Securities Depository Ltd and Central Depository Services Ltd.

The asset under management for 11 lac Karvy demat accounts stands at Rs 3 lac crore. The bidding process which began in early February has finally ended the ordeal of 11 lac investors whose account has been frozen for over a year.  

Commenting on the win, Sandeep Bhardwaj, CEO, Retail, IIFL Securities said, “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome all Karvy account holders. Now their accounts are officially unfrozen and they can start trading or investing with IIFL Securities. As a goodwill gesture, we have waived the first year Annual Maintenance Contract charges on your account. Also, trading for the first 30 days through IIFL Markets mobile is free.”

IIFL Securities has created a dedicated web platform (https://www.indiainfoline.com/wecarekarvy/) and dedicated number (022-40075000) for all Karvy demat account holders to facilitate the re-starting of Karvy demat accounts.

IIFL Securities offers investment services across equity, commodities, currency, mutual funds, fixed deposits and other debt products, PMS, and much more.

IIFL Securities is a key player in both retail and institutional segments of the capital market with over 2,500 points of presence across India and provide unparalleled research coverage on 225+ companies.

This acquisition will catapult IIFL Securities to India’s third largest broker in terms of demat accounts after Zerodha and Upstox. IIFL Securities is India’s largest independent listed broking firm which reported a profit after tax of Rs 51 Cr for Q3 FY21 on a revenue of Rs 215 crore.  IIFL Securities has over 2.3 million retail customers, over 500 institutional clients and is the No. 1 banker for Equity IPO over 2018-2020 period. It is also one of the pioneers in bringing technology-led innovations in the broking industry in India.

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