How our General Investment Account will do more with your money
At True Potential Investor, we’re committed to making your money do more. We’ve created a set of Fully-Managed Investment Portfolios - that can sit within your General Investment Account - with unique growth opportunities. We’ve built industry-first technology to make investing online easy for you to use. We’ve done all of this with the aim of giving your investments the potential for better growth and reducing your risk, for today and tomorrow.
How our Fully-Managed Investment Portfolios in a GIA do more
Watch our short video to find out how hard your money will work in our Fully-Managed Investment Portfolios.
14,000 experts in over 200 locations
With access to more than 14,000 experts in over 200 locations around the world, our expert in-house team makes the investment decisions for our Fully-Managed Investment Portfolios.
Maximise your returns & reduce risk
Our access to a global team of experts with thousands of holdings allows us to blend multi-asset investment strategies and create unique opportunities for growth.
A Fully-Managed Service for you
We'll assess your personal circumstance and attitude to risk to offer you a suitable Fully-Managed Investment Portfolio Service.
See how easy it is to set up a GIA with us
Tell us how much you’d like to invest
First, we’ll ask you how much you’d like to invest today, if you’d like to add a monthly investment and how long you plan to invest for. You can change your mind about your monthly amount later and with a General Investment Account you can withdraw at any time.
Answer a few questions about your spending habits
We’ll ask you how much you earn and spend each month. This is to make sure you can afford to invest, including any monthly amount you’ve chosen.
Estimate how much is in your emergency fund
We recommend you have around three month’s expenses saved up for emergencies as this can help you avoid taking on short-term liabilities for the unexpected. If you don’t, our Stocks & Shares ISA and General Investment Accounts could be the place to start, as you can access your money in 7-10 days.
Estimate your assets and liabilities
We’ll ask you how much you have in assets, such as a home, savings or other investments. We’ll then balance this against any liabilities you have, for example a mortgage, loan or credit card. If you have more liabilities than assets it might benefit you to pay these off before investing, especially if the debt is expensive.
Tell us if you’ve invested before
It’s important you understand how investing with us works, including how we manage your money and the potential risks involved. Depending on your experience, we’ll show you some simple explanations to help you learn more about our service.
Take our simple risk assessment
We’ll ask you 11 multiple choice questions about how long you plan to invest for, how you might later withdraw from your account and your attitude to risk and reward. There are no right answers here and we have a range of Portfolios to suit many different types of investor.
View the Portfolio that’s most suitable for you
Based on your score in our risk assessment, we’ll show you a Portfolio that matches your result. You’ll see where in the world we’d spread your money, the fund managers and asset classes we use, and the total cost to you.
Benefits of our General Investment Account
Join the thousands of people who have already chosen to invest their money with True Potential Investor.
Global investment team
We have access to 14,000 experts in over 200 locations around the world.
Fully-Managed Investment Portfolios
Our expert in-house team manage your investment, so you can leave all the hard work to us.
No transfer fees
Complete a General Investment Account transfer, Personal Pension transfer or an ISA transfer with True Potential Investor and won’t charge any fees when you transfer to one of our Fully-Managed Investment Portfolios.
Easy to access
Our app has everything you need all in one place so you can track your investments 24/7 from a range of devices.
Unique to True Potential Investor, impulseSave® is a world-first investment feature that allows you to top up your accounts on the go from as little as £1.
Easy to set up
It only takes ten minutes to set up an account with us. Tell us a few details about you and your investment goals and we’ll do the rest.
Common questions about General Investment Accounts
What is a General Investment Account?
A General Investment Account is similar to an ISA, but without the tax-efficient treatment of your money.
You pay Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax on the growth in your investment account, based on your personal circumstances.
It can be a good option if you’ve already used up your annual ISA allowance and don’t want to tie up your money until 55 with a Personal Pension.
How much can I invest in a General Investment Account?
There’s no limit to how much you can invest in a General Investment Account.
By comparison, the most you can add to your ISAs this tax year is £20,000.
How many General Investment Accounts can I have?
You can hold and pay into as many General Investment Accounts as you like.
By comparison, you can only pay into one Cash ISA and one Stocks & Shares ISA this tax year.
Can I withdraw from my General Investment Account?
Yes, you can withdraw from your General Investment Account at any time.
If you request a withdrawal from True Potential Investor, it takes around 10 working days in most circumstances to sell your investment and transfer the money to your bank account.
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Some important information
With investing, your capital is at risk. The value of your investments will rise and fall at times and you could get back less than you invest.