General Investment Account

Brewin Portfolio Service

Our General Investment Account (GIA) lets you invest as much as you want into a diverse range of funds, for greater stability and reduced risk.

Our General Investment Account at a glance

A GIA is a flexible individual savings account that allows you to withdraw money whenever you want (but profits are taxed).

Open investment

Invest as much as you like from a minimum £500 initial investment.


With a GIA, there are no limits to how much money you can invest. Withdrawals can be made at any time, with profits taxed.

Regular investing

Set up a monthly Direct Debit from £25 per month to save little and often into your GIA.

Easily accessible

Access to your portfolios 24/7 with our easy-to-use online platform and BPS app.

Is this right for me?

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You’re a UK resident for tax purposes
  • You’re comfortable with investing for the long term (five years or more) as you know investments may go up and down in the short term

Why Brewin Portfolio Service?


We have over 250 years’ investing experience, taking a long-term view of investment and client relationships.

Simple and competitive fees

Our simple fee structure gives you access to our expert investment thinking at a competitive price.

Easy access

Keep track of your portfolios at any time via our app or online.

A human touch

We know how important the human touch is, so you’ll always speak directly to a member of the team. Our UK-based experts are on hand when you need them to answer any questions you may have.

Call us on 0333 207 9003
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Email us at

Write to us at:
Brewin Portfolio Service
Sixth Floor, Atria One
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8BR

Frequently asked questions

BPS is an execution only, non-advice service.

We provide pre-determined portfolios which are designed by our in-house experts. We take on the hard work of picking what assets are in these portfolios, so you don’t have to. You just need to choose your investment style and risk category – we will do the rest.

The minimum investment amount is £500.

No. The investment is exposed to risk and the value of the underlying stock market investments can fall as well as rise.

No, as BPS utilises pre-determined portfolios, we take on all the hard work of buying and selling individual assets so all you need to decide is what level of risk and investment style you want. Our friendly, UK-based BPS Customer Service team is here to help answer any questions you have about the service or portfolios we offer.

You can withdraw money at any time, (excluding Junior ISAs), but profits may be taxed depending on product.

Investing designed for you

This does not constitute tax or legal advice. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future.

Information is provided only as an example and is not a recommendation to pursue a particular strategy.