BNP Paribas in India Individuals

Retail Brokerage and Financial Services

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Sharekhan, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA since November 2016, was incorporated in 1995 and started business in 2000. It was one of the first brokers to offer online trading in India. With 21 years into the financial markets, 2.3 million+ customers and 3,400+ share shops across 600+ cities, Sharekhan is one of the largest independent retail full-service brokers in India.

Products & Services

  • Equities
  • Derivatives
  • IPO/ Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Currencies
  • Commodities
  • Equity and Mutual Funds Research
  • Depository
  • Portfolio Management Services

Training Initiatives

  • Professional Training for Traders
  • Sharekhan Education
  • Sharekhan Classroom


  • Loan Against Securities
  • IPO Financing
  • ESOP Funding
  • Margin Funding

Awards & Accolades 

  • Top Performer in Active Accounts (Top DPs) at NSDL Star Performer Awards 2019
  • Top Performer in New Accounts Opened (Non-bank) at NSDL Star Performer Awards 2019
  • Leader in Go Green Initiative at NSDL Star Performer Awards 2019
  • Best Commodity Retail Broking House award for Sharekhan Comtrade at MCX Awards – 2018 and 2019

Espresso Financial Services Private Limited (Espresso; formerly known as Sharekhan Comtrade Private Limited) is a discount brokerage company from the house of Sharekhan. In the words of the founding team:

“Espresso isn’t just an interface. We’re in it for the long run. We’re in it to help you to succeed. That’s why we got our platforms Beta-tested by trading and investing enthusiasts. We didn’t stop there, though! With our Pay Only When You Profit pricing model, our endeavour is to ensure you keep at it and get better and succeed. We are here to help you achieve that, backed by our Sharekhan experience.” – Kalyan, Chandresh and Rizwan

Apart from Pay Only When You Profit pricing and Zero Delivery Brokerage, Espresso boasts benefits like more than 30% off on the exclusive Trade Booster Program (7-day, fully online course that’s suitable for beginners as well as advanced trading professionals) and 1 year free subscription to MoneyFLIX (100+ videos to help traders and investors get better at stock trading and investing).

Espresso’s feature-filled platforms have much to offer for traders and investors, like

  • customizable watchlists across segments (Equity | F&O | Currency)
  • multi-Exchange streaming of MarketWatch with scrip and contract details
  • tick-by-tick refresh of stock rates, multiple prices, and graphs
  • latest prices of Sensex and NIFTY
  • heat map of all indices
  • in-platform End of Day Reports
  • super-quick fund transfers from your bank account to your Espresso account

Investment Offerings

  • Equities
  • Derivatives
  • Currency
  • Commodities
  • IPO
  • Bonds


  • BNP Paribas