Now MFs cannot charge entry load even if you make investment through a distributor.( Directive of SEBI -- news ). This is definitely a good news for investor. But there would be lesser motivation for the distributors to promote mutual fund investments.
If the investments are made through distributors or through online trading sites ( that have this facility), no entry load would be payable. But the continuation of such services by distributors or service portals without any commission needs to be seen.
This is definitely a good news for the retail investors.