Make your GIA count for more

A simple, ethical account

Best for Sustainable Investing award from Boring Money
Ethical Consumer Best Buy Lable awarded to our ISA
Good Egg Award

Why choose to invest in a Big Exchange General Investment Account?

  • Our simplest account. Open in minutes and start investing for people & planet.
  • There is no tax saving in a GIA, so depending on your personal circumstances you may need to pay tax on any returns if they exceed your personal allowances.
  • If your ISA is full for the year and you’ve reached your £20,000 limit but you want to keep investing, a GIA means you don’t have to stop!
  • We can let you know when you have hit your ISA limit so that you can continue to invest through a GIA if you wish. 
Open a multi-award winning ethical account today

Please remember that tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in the future.

Your capital is at risk.

Why choose to have your account with The Big Exchange?

Investing on The Big Exchange gives you confidence that whatever fund you choose, it has been analysed and rated for its positive impact on the world. We are proud to give you more transparent investments, to show you we are running an ethical business model, and that we are avoiding greenwashing.


We provide an impact summary and a rating for every investment. You can read all this information before you make your choice.

We are also one of the only investment platforms in the UK that gives you full sight of all the companies that are held in your fund.


We are co-founded by The Big Issue, whose mission is to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity through self-help, social trading and business solutions.

As a mission driven business we also have social and environmental goals at our core.

No Greenwashing

We don't let funds onto The Big Exchange that cannot meet our criteria and go deeper than marketing.

We aim to call out any potential issues we find in a fund before you choose it. Whether its alcohol, intensive farming, nuclear power or more. We want you to know.

Or, transfer an existing GIA to us

Join our community of investors who have transferred their GIAs to The Big Exchange from other providers in three simple steps:


Select to open an account with an GIA transfer

Fill in your details to start your journey with The Big Exchange.


Complete our simple, one page online transfer form

Answer three questions about your account and current provider – that’s it.


Sit back and leave the paper pushing to our team

We’ll talk to your existing provider and get your account moved over to The Big Exchange.

Please be aware that The Big Exchange only accept cash transfers. Some providers will not process GIA transfers and will instead ask you to cash out your investments, withdraw them to your bank account, and then join another provider.

Please ask your current provider first to avoid disappointment and delays. Whilst The Big Exchange does not charge any fees for transferring, there may be a transfer out fee charged by your existing provider.

Start your GIA transfer

Please remember that tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in the future.

Your capital is at risk.