All three investment accounts allow you to invest into the full Strawberry investment range even if you are a first time investor, however they vary slightly in their tax treatment, accessibility, investment risk and the amount you can put into each per year. Just open one investment account to start with and then add others as and when you want to. If you require further information regarding each of the accounts, please go to the types of account page.
Open an investment account
Open a GIA
The general investment account ("GIA") is a basic fund & share account. The tax you pay will depend on the types of investments held and your personal circumstances. There is no account set-up charge and no annual charge.
Open an ISA
The Individual Savings Account ("NISA") allows you to invest in a tax advantaged environment where you pay no capital gains tax on the growth of your investments and no further tax on income received. There is no account set-up charge and no annual charge.
Open a SIPP
The self-invested personal pension ("SIPP) is a registered pension scheme which allows you to make your own investment decisions while saving for your retirement. There is no account set-up charge and just £100 plus VAT annual charge.