Accrington Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Accrington, Lancashire

GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Accrington. We will work hard to help you obtain an approval decision, based on affordability, in minutes and drive away your new used car within 24 hours!

Car Finance Based On Affordability

If you need a loan to buy a used car then you have come to the right place - We could help to find car finance for you regardless of your current financial circumstances. We regularly help people with bad credit, even if they have been refused elsewhere.

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Used Car Finance Accrington

Car Finance Accrington

We are available to help people access car finance 247, 365 days a year - Whether you need an affordable family saloon, an economical hatchback, a large car or a people carrier we will work hard to help you find the right car for you. Apply online day or night, or speak with one of our friendly operators who will help guide you through the car finance application process and answer any questions you have.

“I was happy with the deal I got for my new car as I've struggled in the past to get the finance from any other company as I've had bad credit. They were very helpful on the phone and helped me choose my car - I was more than happy and would recommend GB Car Finance to anyone…”

All circumstances considered - CCJs, defaults, arrears, self employed, benefits, limited or no credit history, refused car finance elsewhere - Whatever your circumstances we'll look to help.

Used Car Finance in Lancashire

As well as Accrington, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Ashton-under-Lyne, Bacup, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Carnforth, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Fleetwood, Heywood, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Littleborough, Lytham St Annes, Morecambe, Nelson, Ormskirk, Pemberton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Rossendale, Skelmersdale, Thornton-Cleveleys and Todmorden in Lancashire.

More information about Accrington


Accrington is a town located in the northern English county of Lancashire. Formerly an industrial centre renowned for its coalmining and cotton industry, the town is today known for its deep connections to the car industry and to the finance sector, as well as the world of motorsport. This article will delve deep into the ways in which Accrington is linked to these three sectors and seek to provide an analysis of the demographic profile of the town, focusing on the latest census data.

Car Industry

Accrington is a major hub for the car industry in the United Kingdom. It is home to the iconic Rolls-Royce Motor Company, established in 1904 by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. The company is renowned for its flagship luxury vehicles, with many of the world's wealthy and elite owning a Rolls-Royce. The car giant has a manufacturing facility in Accrington, which assembles the body panels for their vehicles, as well as producing many of the interior and exterior components.

The town is also home to the Skoda Auto UK, which has a major presence in Accrington. Skoda is a Czech car manufacturer owned by the Volkswagen Group and produces a lineup of family cars that have become increasingly popular in the UK marketplace. The company has an assembly plant in Accrington, and the cars it produces are shipped to dealerships across the country.

Finance Industry

Accrington has long been known for its close links to the finance industry. The town is home to the Accrington & District Investment Association, which was established in 1898 as a mutual, meaning that each of their members is a shareholder. The Association has a long tradition of helping and advising its members on how to invest their savings sensibly in order to achieve the best returns. It is one of the largest mutuals in the UK, and is well-respected by those who are looking for a reliable financial advisor.

The town is also home to the Lloyd's Bank, which has had a presence in the town since 1838. Lloyd's Bank has a wealth of financial products and services to offer, ranging from current accounts to mortgage lending. They are particularly known for their market-leading savings rates, and have built up a loyal customer base over the years.


Accrington is known to many as the 'Motor Town of Lancashire' due to its strong connections to the world of motorsport. The world's first racing car team was formed in Accrington in 1902 and the town has produced some of the finest racing drivers ever since. Racers such as Graham Hill, Raul Gonzalez, and Stirling Moss all have strong links to Accrington and were able to launch their racing careers from the town.

The town is also home to the world-renowned British motorcycling team, the Accrington Institute of Motorcycles. Established in 1947 by Charles Barnard and Herbert Newton, the team has a long and successful history of racing on the international circuits. They are renowned for their engineering expertise, and have produced some of the world's fastest road racers.

Demographic Data

According to the most recent census, there were 56,615 people living in Accrington as of 2021. This population has increased by 22.6% since the previous census in 2011, making it one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom.

The majority of the population (79.5%) forms a white ethnic group. Minority ethnic groups such as those of Pakistani and Indian origin constitute 5.9% and 3.2%, respectively. Christianity is the predominant religion in Accrington, forming the faith of 70.6% of the population, while 16.9% identified themselves as non-religious.

The median age of the population is 37, and the gender divide is fairly nearly equal. The median income in the town is quite low, with the average salary being around £21,300 per annum. This figure is below the national average for the United Kingdom.


Accrington is a town steeped in history and rich in culture. The town's connections to the car industry, the finance industry and motorsport are evident, and its place in the UK's industrial landscape is undeniable. Yet the town's demographic data reveals a somewhat different story, one in which the average income is low and the population is growing quickly. Nevertheless, Accrington is a town with a bright future, and it is a place that should not be overlooked.