General Queries on Margin Trading Facility (MTF)

Q: What is the amount of margin /leverage that I need to pay/have during buying stocks?

A:  Required margin and leverages may vary for different stocks. See the details given below.


Category of StockInitial margin and maintenance margin as set in Trading system
Group I stocks available for F&O Trading VaR + 4.5 times of ELM or 50% , whichever is higher 
Group I stocks not available for F&O Trading VaR + 6.5 times of ELM or 50% , whichever is higher 

Check here for a detailed list of stocks available for funding and the Margins applicable

Q: What is the segment and under which exchange Margin Trading Facility is offered?

A: Margin Trading Facility is available only under cash segment for selective scrip traded in the  Exchange of NSE only.

Q: Can I purchase the shares from the BSE cash segments?

A No, you cannot buy shares under the MTF in the BSE cash segment, and BSE scrips can be traded in the normal segment without any leverage.

Q: Do I need to pay any charges for Opening / activating the MTF trading account.

A: No, you need not pay any charges for opening the MTF trading account.

Q: How do I get all the details of my Margin Trading Funding transaction?

A: You will get all communication regarding confirmation of orders/trades, margin calls, decision to liquidate the position/ security etc.,on your registered email.

Q: What is the difference between a normal trading account and MTF funding account?

A: Normal trading account Company allows the client to purchase the shares and securities and hold it for a period of T+2+5 day. The account will be blocked on the 7th day and shares shall be liquidated by the Company. But under the MTF account, the client can purchase the shares and hold it for a period beyond 7 days by meeting the required margin.

Q: Can I have two MTF account with different brokers?

A: Yes, the client can avail of this funding facility from multiple broker .

Q:  Can I get the benefit of the corporate actions like dividend, bonus, etc. for the shares held in the MTF account?

A: Yes, the benefit of the corporate actions will be credited to your account.

Q: What if my stocks bought under Margin Trading Facility get appreciated? Will I get an additional margin on it?

A: No! as per SEBI guideline we are not allowed to provide you margins on MTM profit made on your funded position. 

Q: Can Intraday trades be done in MTF?

A: No, MTF is a funding system and hence, Intraday trades cannot be done under the Product Code - MTF.

How to use the Trading system for Margin Trading Facility (MTF) through NEST /Infini Trading Solutions (ITS)

Q. How do I mark certain trades for MTF ?

A: Our system is very simple. In our trading platform (NEST/ITS) when you place an order you can select product type as MTF and place the order. All trades that are executed under MTF product will be then uploaded to back-office for allocation to MTF segment. Please note that trades marked as NRML/CNC/MIS/CO/BO cannot be allocated to MTF. However, you can convert trades marked as NRML/CNC/MIS to MTF product in the front end before the market closes. This product conversion is possible subject to margin availability in the MTF segment in the trading system.

Q. How do I transfer funds for placing orders in the MTF segment?

A: You may transfer funds to MTF segment from Inifini Trading Solution. Go to Funds column and select transfer to MTF segment and follow the normal steps as you would do to transfer funds to your account.


Q. Can I use the funds lying in the Equity segment for MTF and vice versa?

A: No you cannot. In the trading system, the risk management is separate for Equity and MTF segment. This means that any funds lying in the equity segment cannot be used to take exposure in the MTF segment and vice versa. If you want to utilize the funds in equity segment to MTF segment then please send an email to and we will move the funds from equity to MTF and vice versa. Please allow 30 minutes after sending an email to our support desk to transfer the funds.

Q.Can I give stocks as margin to trade in MTF?

A: Yes, you may. Before, that you need to check if the stocks that you hold are accepted as collateral for MTF purpose. Check here for the list of stocks accepted as MTF Collateral


Q.How I transfer stocks as collateral for MTF?

As per the revised SEBI guidelines, you need to pledge the stocks that you would like to give as collateral for MTF.

  • Identify the stocks from your holdings list which you would like to place under pledge
  • Email the list to with a request to place them under pledge
  • Alternatively select 'Transfer Collateral to MTF account' under Funds in ITS and key in details as directed in the process
  • Based on your email or online request, we will initiate the pledging process. Requests received before 3pm on a given day will be accepted at the EOD
  • Once the Pledge Initiation process is completed at our end, you will receive a SMS from NSDL as seen below, to your registered mobile number

SMS 1 Understanding the new margin pledge system

  • The same details will be sent to your registered Email id as well
  • Click on the link which you receive in the SMS / Email
  • This will take you to the NSDL Page where you will be prompted to key in your PAN number as shown below

Pan 1 234x300 Understanding the new margin pledge system

  • Key in your PAN number. On valid entry, a new page will open with the list of stocks and quantity on which you had requested to mark pledge as shown below

Select Pledge NSDL 1 191x300 Understanding the new margin pledge system

  • Select the check boxes and Confirm
  • You will then receive an OTP via SMS to your registered Mobile number as given below

SMS OTP 1 Understanding the new margin pledge system

  • Enter the OTP on the NSDL page to approve the pledge.
  • Once the pledge is approved, margins will be provided against the pledged stock from T+1.
  • The fee for pledging will continue to remain the same. This is because there is a cost levied by the depository to create the pledge and re-pledge.

Q. Is all done if I place order under MTF? Is there anything else, that I need to do?

A: It is not enough if you just place an order in MTF. You will be required to make a pledge on the stocks that you had bought. This is as per the revised SEBI policy on MTF. According to the revised policy, even stocks bought under MTF has to be pledged to be considered as MTF position. Else, it will be allocated to your Normal CM segment. 

Once you buy stocks at MTF, they will be uploaded in Backoffice and a here is what is to be done once you buy shares under MTF. A forward Pledge request will be created for the shares bought and intimated to you vide an email and SMS. It may be noted that SEBI requires the Funded Stocks also to be Pledged. You will now be required to accept the Pledge request by clicking on the link received on the email / SMS by the end of T+1.  In case, you do not receive the Email or SMS use the below given link to accept pledge request

What happens if I dont accept Pledge for the MTF positions:

Your stocks will reflect under MTF funded position if you accept the pledge. If pledge is not accepted, the purchases will be considered as stocks bought in Normal Cash segment without having sufficient funds. The shares in such case will be transferred to Client Unpaid Securities Account (CUSA) as per policy and will be squared off on T+2+4 t or when credit coverage issue arises or when the MtoM loss hits the stipulated level, whichever is earlier.

 Q. How is the MTF margin computed in the trading system.

A: This can be better explained with an illustration. For example lets say you have the following:

     a. MTF cash collateral - Rs. 50,000

     b. MTF stock collateral (before haircut valuation) - Rs. 5,00,000

     c. MTF stock collateral (after haircut valuation ) - Rs. 4,25,000

     d. Value of stocks funded at cost - Rs. 3,00,000

     e. MTF ledger balance - Rs. -3,10,000 (debit)

In the above scenario, the formula for calculating the MTF uploaded balance in the trading system would be a+c+d+e. In our example, the amount would be Rs.4,65,000. 

The stocks funded would be uploaded as positions in the trading platform with cost price, Hence the trading platform would deduct the appropriate margin for the positions at either Flat 50% of the purchase Value or VAR+4.5 ELR  or VAR + 6.5 ELR + whichever is higher depending upon the category of stocks (derivative or Non-derivative stock). Let's assume in the above example that the margin on the funded stock of value Rs. 3,00,000 is Rs. 1,00,000.

The available MTF balance for further positions would be = 4,65,000 - 1,00,000 = 3,65,000

 Q. How is the MTF unpledge stocks pledged?

To unpledge, just write an email to with a mention of the stock name and quantity. They will be released in 24 working hrs provided there insufficient margin.

How to use the back office for Margin Trading Facility (MTF) 

Q. How do I know that my MTF  trades are allocated to my MTF trading segment?

A: Every day, once we receive the trade file from the exchanges, we upload all the trades into your trading account. Then we upload only your MTF trades and allocate the same to your MTF segment. If at any time the MTF segment ledger does not have sufficient margin then some of the MTF trades may not get allocated to the MTF segment in the back office and will be retained in the normal segment only. Further, Navia shall send an e-mail confirmation of the shares that are allocated to the MTF segment at the end of the day. Some of the reasons why your MTF marked trades may not get allocated in the MTF back office segment are:

a)   The scrip should be as per approved basket of MTF

b)   The existing client funding is within the amount prescribed by SEBI

c)    The  existing  client  funding  across  all  clients  in  Navia  is  within  the  amount prescribed by SEBI

d)   The client should have sufficient collateral/Cash margin to avail this facility

e)  Pledge created on stocks bought under MTF is to be accepted 

Q: What is the meaning of margin calls?

A: Margin calls are the alerts made by the Company when the available margin is less than the required margin as per SEBI norms as explained above.

Q:  When will NAVIA intimate client for the margin call?

A:  As long as the client has a position under MTF, then on a daily basis, an email would be sent from the back office. 


Sample email confirmation of MTF allocation sent by Navia at the end of the day is given below. As long as there is an MTF position in the client account such an email would be sent to the client on a daily basis. If there is a margin call it will be reflected in this report. If the Shortage / Excess value in the report below is a debit then it means there is a margin call and you to immediately bring in the required shortage either in the form of funds or securities. In the below example there is a debit and hence a shortage of Rs. 2,78,683.60 and this shortfall needs to be paid immediately either in cash or in the form of additional collateral.

In the below example following are the particulars

1. Client MTF ledger balance - 30,09,986.61 (this is the amount being funded and on which interest would be levied)

2. Value of stock collateral given by client after haircut - Rs. 9,76,861.45

3. Value of cash collateral given by client - NIL

4. Value of stocks being funded currently - Rs. 29,73,679.55

5. Margin required at the beginning of the day on the funded stock of the above value - Rs. 5.78.365.94

6. Mark to Market Loss on the stocks being funded (Close price - Cost price of the stock) - Rs. 6,40,872.05

7. Other loss/charges - 36,307.06

Hence as per the formula given below, there is a margin call/shortage of Rs. 2,78,683.60 which client needs to pay immediately

Q: What is the impact of the margin call if not honored by the client?

A: As per the SEBI requirement once a margin call is sent to the client, the client must bring in the required shortfall immediately. If the client does not bring in the required margins then Navia can liquidate/sell the shares (funded shares and collateral) if the client fails to meet the margin call requirements.

Q. If there is a margin call in the MTF segment and if I have a credit balance in other segments, will my credit balance be adjusted against the margin calls in the MTF segment?

A: Yes. If there is a margin call in the MTF segment and if you have a credit balance in other segments, then such credit balance would be transferred to the MTF segment to prevent further margin calls.

Q. If I have a debit in my MTF account ledger and no funded stock positions, then how long am I allowed to keep such debits?

A: If you have no funded stock positions in your MTF account but have a debit in MTF ledger, then such debits may be due to unpaid charges and/or booked loss on your MTF trades. All such unpaid charges or booked loss must be cleared within 1 working day from the date of closing your final MTF position. If not cleared within 1 working day then Navia reserves the absolute right to a) adjust the debit from cash collateral, if any, by transferring funds from collateral account to MTF ledger and or b) transferring funds from NSE CM segment, if any, to MTF ledger and or c) liquidate your MTF collateral stock to adjust the unpaid charges and/or MTF trade losses. 

Q. If the value of my funded stock increases above the debit in my MTF ledger, will the excess value be adjusted towards my MTF debit?

A: No. Your MTF ledger debit will not be adjusted with the excess value of your funded stock.  But the funded stock will be moved to your Demat account. And from there if you wish you can sell the stock and move the cash towards the debit in your MTF ledger.

Q. What happens if the booked loss/Charges, MTM loss, and accrued interest are not settled?

Note that MTM / Booked loss and charges  in MTF ledger are necessarily to be settled through Cash payment. IT cannot be adjusted against the collateral  value.

A: Scenario I : There is a debit in MTF with NIL funded stocks

In this situation, as mentioned above, if the debit is not cleared on the very next of closing the final MTF positions, Navia  then reserves right to do the following actions on the following day

a) adjust the debit from cash collateral, if any, by transferring funds from collateral account to MTF ledger and or 

b) transferring funds from NSE CM segment, if any, to MTF ledger and or 

c) liquidate your MTF collateral stock to adjust the unpaid charges and/or MTF trade losses. 

 Scenario 2: Where the client has funded stocks and  is continuing to use MTF faclitity

A:If the debit is not cleared on the next working day the system will as a process before the 10th of the month move the funds from your cash collateral account to the MTF ledger account to the tune of the unsettled amount. If there is no sufficient funds in the cash collateral account and if there is a credit in your normal trading account, it will be adjusted. If there is no credit in your normal trading account as well, then as last option the shares in your stock collateral account will be liquidated to the tune of the unsettled amount.

Q. How do I identify the booked loss/charges, MTM loss and accrued interest in the margin statement?

A: Your MTF ledger balance comprises of the purchase value of stocks bought by you, interest charges and booked loss/profit. On a daily basis, the MTF margin statement is emailed to you. Below is the sample margin statement for illustration purpose:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Margin Statement
Stock Collateral Value500000
Cash Collateral100000
Total Margin (A)600000
Margin Req. BOD204040
Margin Req. for the day100000
Total Margin Req. (B)304040
Booked  Loss /  Charges (C)40000
MTM Loss on Funded Stocks (D)50000
Accrued Interest on Funding (E)10000
Shortage / Excess in Margin [A-(B+C+D+E)]195960

The items marked C, D, and E (Booked loss/charges, MTM loss, Accrued interest) in the above illustration are to be settled in cash on a daily basis.

Q. Is there a facility for me to view my MTF collateral, MTF funded trades, and my MTF balance available limit?

A: Yes when you log in to our Online back office portal there is a separate MTF section where you can view all the details concerned with your MTF account. A sample snapshot of this MTF section given below:

Q: How can I identify the margin call transaction liquidated by the company?

A: Margin call transactions are marked separately in the contract note when liquidation is initiated by the company.

Q: What happens if I transfer funds to the MTF segment of my trading account and have not done any trading?

A: Margin trading accounts where there is no transaction for 90 days shall be settled immediately / as per running account settlement

Q: How can I carry and hold my funded position for a long period?

A:  The shares purchased under the funding account can be held by maintaining the required margin as per the margin calls for a period of up to 1 year

Q: What is the interest rate offered under this MTF funding?

A: We offer the margin trading funding facility with the interest rate @ 2% monthly.

Q. How is the interest amount calculated?

A:  The interest amount is calculated on a daily basis based on the end of day debit balance in the MTF segment

Q. If I have credit in Normal segment and debit in MTF segment will interest still be charged on the MTF segment 

A: For the purpose of interest calculation in the MTF segment only the MTF ledger balance would be considered. Any credit in the normal segment will not be considered or adjusted while calculating interest on the MTF segment. If you want to move the credit in Normal segment to MTF segment then you need to send email to

Q: Can I transfer funds from my normal trading account segment to the MTF segment?

A: Yes, you can transfer the funds from the normal trading account segment to the MTF segment, as per the terms & conditions of the product.

Q: How can I sell the MTF funded stocks in the MTF trading account?

A: We shall upload the MTF funded stocks on a daily basis to the trading terminal, and you are allowed to sell the  MTF funded stocks using MTF product code

Q. Can I sell my MTF collateral shares from the trading terminal?

A: NO. You cannot sell the MTF collateral shares from the trading system. You can view your MTF collateral shares and also get margin for the collateral shares but you cannot sell them online as you might have utilized the collateral margin for taking positions in the MTF segment. If you still would like to sell the MTF collateral shares, then please send an un-pledge request to providing details of the shares you like to sell.  Request received before 4pm on T day will be released from pledge on T+1 day provided you have sufficient margins to cover the MTF debit and you will be free to sell them thereafter.

Q. If I buy 100 shares of X company under MTF product and sell the same under NRML product on the same day, then will my shares be allocated to MTF?

A: NO. MTF allocation will happen only if there is a net position in a particular share. In the above scenario since you have bought and sold 100 shares there is no net position and hence no MTF allocation will happen.

Q. If I buy 100 shares of X company under MTF product and then sell the same under NRML product later on some other day, then will delivery be taken from my MTF funded shares account?

A: NO. Delivery will not be taken from the MTF funded shares since you have sold the share in NRML product which is not an MTF product. Delivery will only be taken if you square off the MTF funded stocks which are uploaded as positions at cost price in the trading platform. If you have sold the share in NRML product and do not have the shares in your Demat account or normal collateral account then the same will be treated as short delivery and will go for auction.

Q: Is there any cash -collateral ratio for the initial margin?

A: No, under this facility there is no cash -collateral ratio.

Q: What is the hair cut percentage applied for the collateral?

A:  NSE hair cut percentage or VAR haircut is applied for the valuation of the collateral value for the purpose of margins. This means that if the VAR of scrip is 10% then 90% of the value of the scrip will be provided as margin.

Q:  Can I Trade on Single Scrip in the MTF segment?

A: Single scrips concentration is allowed for stocks in the NIFTY 50 index. However, for stocks other than in the NIFTY 50 index, single scrip concentration is not allowed fully in the MTF segment and also the client cannot transfer single scrip towards the Collateral account for availing the Collateral margin. But Navia has fixed the maximum single scrip funding limit for a client that will not exceed Rs. 50 Lakhs where the scrip is part of NIFTY Next 50 and will not exceed Rs. 25 lakhs where the scrip is neither part of Nifty 50 nor Nifty Next 50. Further  if the single scrip concentration breaches the thresh hold level of  Rs. 50 lakhs and Rs. 25 lakhs respectively, then Navia shall square off the positions and if there are any loss due to this selling,it has to be born by the client.

Q: Is there any reporting to the exchange on a T+ 1 day of the purchases by the company?

A: Under this funding facility, Company shall report to the exchange with the client details and the funding amount offered to the client on a daily basis on or before 12 PM the next day.

Q: Can I close/ suspend the MTF funding facility offered by the company.

A: Yes, the client can close or suspend the Margin trading account at any time after paying the dues and and by sending an email to 

Q: Can the company terminate/ suspend the client MTF segment on my trading account?

A: Yes, the Company can terminate/ suspend the client MTF segment, in the event of the client committing the breach of any terms & conditions of the MTF funding.

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