Let’s talk about risk
The value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the original amount invested.
Columbia Threadneedle Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and assets are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
A cost effective way to invest
Invest from as little as £25, with no dealing charges on investments made by a monthly direct debit. One-off contributions, sales and switches can be made online without any dealing charges. If you need to send instructions via post, there will be a £12 charge for each fund selected.
There’s an annual charge of £40 + VAT for the CT General Investment Account and Government stamp duty of 0.5% applies on purchases of UK shares.
Make sure you read the pre-sales costs disclosure before you invest.
How can I open a CT General Investment Account?
Investing in a CT GIA is straightforward.
Choose the Investment Trust(s) that best suits your investment needs and finally, decide how much to invest. Please make sure you read the Key Features and Terms & Conditions, the relevant Key Information Document and Pre-Sales Disclosure documents.
Our Investor Portal is the quickest and most cost-effective way to invest. You can set-up a monthly direct debit or invest a lump sum using your debit card. Alternatively, you can download an application form and send it into us.
Our CT General Investment Account video
The Key Features gives full details about how the CT GIA works and you should read this before investing. However, here are the answers to some questions you may have if you are considering opening a CT GIA.
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