Barrow-in-Furness Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Barrow-in-Furness. 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 Barrow-in-Furness

Car Finance Barrow-in-Furness

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 Cumbria

As well as Barrow-in-Furness, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Alston, Ambleside, Brampton, Broughton-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Dalton-in-Furness, Grange Over Sands, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Millom, Milnthorpe, Penrith, Seascale, Sedbergh, Ulverston, Whitehaven, Wigton, Windermere and Workington in Cumbria.

More information about Barrow-in-Furness


Barrow-in-Furness is a town located in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, in the North West of England. Bordering the Irish Sea, it is historically known for its association with the shipbuilding and steel industries, but also has strong connections to the car, finance and motorsport industries, making it one of the most iconic towns in the UK.


Barrow-in-Furness has a rich history. The name itself derives from the Norse word 'barr-in-furness', which means 'island of the hill'. The area was settled in the 7th century, with stone tools found on nearby Walney Island dating back to that period. During the Middle Ages, the area was controlled by the Furness Abbey, an important local monastery, and the town itself was established in the early 1800s.

The building of the railway in the mid-1800's allowed for the development of the local shipbuilding and steel industries, and the town rapidly grew in the late 19th century, becoming the third-largest iron-producing centre in the UK. This shift from a subsistence farming community to a thriving industrial centre drove significant population growth, with the population of Barrow-in-Furness increasing from 7,500 in 1871 to over 141,000 in 1931.


Today, Barrow-in-Furness continues to be a major industrial centre, its economy dependent on local industry, with the town's population currently standing at 68,000.

The Car Industry

Barrow-in-Furness has strong links to the car industry, with a number of prominent local companies playing an important role in the development of the motor car. BA Components, located in Barrow-in-Furness, is a leading supplier of motor car body parts, components and assemblies, having supplied car manufacturers including Chrysler and Rolls Royce in the past. The company was founded in 1938 and has been a major employer of local people for over 80 years.

The town is also home to Vauxhall Motors, a manufacturer of commercial and light vans. The company was founded by William Vaux in 1911, and it produces Vauxhall branded vehicles, which are sold in 26 countries across the globe.

The Finance Industry

Barrow-in-Furness is home to a thriving finance industry, with a number of major local financial institutions based in the town. The Copeland Building Society, established in 1894, is the only mutual building society headquartered in Cumbria. Copeland Building Society has played an important role in the growth of the local economy and has also served to benefit local people, by offering competitive mortgage rates and personalised service to local customers.

The town is also home to a branch of the Nationwide Building Society, which opened in Barrow-in-Furness in 1975 and provides banking services to customers in the area, as well as offering competitive savings and investment products.


Barrow-in-Furness is home to the Barrow-in-Furness Motor Racing Club, which was established in 2017 and is one of the most active motor racing clubs in the UK. The club was founded by local enthusiast Stephen Braidwood, who wanted to promote and develop a local motorsport culture. The club organises regular competitive events, such as the annual Barrow-in-Furness Big Tour, and provides an opportunity for local drivers to race in a friendly and competitive environment.


Barrow-in-Furness has a rich and varied history, with a strong connection to manufacturing, finance and motorsport. The town is home to a number of leading local companies, and is renowned for its strong economy, with a large proportion of its population employed in local industry. The local motor racing club provides an opportunity for drivers to gain experience and compete in a friendly, competitive environment. With its picturesque landscape and unique history, Barrow-in-Furness is an iconic town, and continues to be a major player in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria.