Burnley Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Burnley, Lancashire

GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Burnley. 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 Burnley

Car Finance Burnley

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 Burnley, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Accrington, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bacup, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Blackpool, 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 Burnley

Burnley — A Comprehensive Overview of the Town

Burnley is a town situated in the East Lancashire region of the United Kingdom. The town is located approximately 30 miles east of the city of Manchester, in the county of Lancashire. The 2001 Census recorded its population to be 73,520, having grown to 81,744 in 2019 according to the most recent estimates. Burnley is known as an industrial powerhouse and has been home to many industries over its history, including textiles, motor vehicle manufacturing and finance.


Burnley's earliest evidence of human inhabitation dates back to the Iron Age, when it was a settlement inhabited by the Brigantes, a Celtic tribe. The settlement was known as Castercliff until the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, when it was used a base of operations for monitoring the lords of the Scottish border. In the 19th century, Burnley was an emerging industrial powerhouse due to its well-developed textile industry. Subsequently the town grew exponentially, leading to its charter as an independent borough in 1867.

Car Industry

Throughout its industrial history, Burnley has had a strong link to the car industry. Rolls-Royce, Dunlop and Leyland Trucks all had factories in the town during its industrial heyday.

Burnley is home to the historic Bamford-Rose Car Factory, one of the oldest car factories in the United Kingdom. Opened in 1901, it has produced many renowned cars, including the Austin Regent and Oakland. The factory still stands today, and is currently home to a small museum dedicated to its history.

Other contemporary car manufacturers associated with Burnley include Bentley Motors, a luxury car manufacturer based in nearby Crewe. Many of the top models are built in the town, including the flagship model, the Bentley Continental.

Many of the automotive suppliers and parts companies based in the town source their components and services from the Firs Industrial Estate in the nearby town of Clitheroe.

Finance industry

The finance industry, while not as dominant as manufacturing, is also an important part of the economy in Burnley. There are a number of retail banks, financial services companies and independent financial advisers based in the town.

The most prominent finance institution in the town is the Burnley Building Society, founded in 1908, which has premises located in the town centre. In addition, the Oak Leaf Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial co-operative, also has its headquarters in Burnley.


Burnley has a long-standing association with motorsport, largely thanks to the presence of the Thwaites Paddock circuit in the town. Constructed in 1937, the circuit served as the primary venue for post-war motor racing until its closure in 1965.

Today, the track is owned and operated by the Burnley and District Motor Club, and still holds regular motor race events. As well as staging events, the circuit is used as a test facility by local car manufacturers and engineering firms.


Burnley's economy is primarily focused on the manufacturing and engineering sector. The town is home to a number of engineering companies, including Metalysis and ADI Limited, which produce components for a variety of industries.

The manufacturing sector continues to play a major role in Burnley's economy. Textiles, which formed an important part of the town's economy during the industrial revolution, have made way for the automotive and engineering sectors, with many car makers and parts manufacturers based in the area.


The vast majority of Burnley's residents (90%) are White British. The town has a growing ethnic diversity, with the largest non-white population being Asian at 3%. The majority of Burnley's population (82%) are between the ages of 16 and 64, while the town has an above average representation of elderly citizens (22%) compared to national figures.

The majority of Burnley's working population (64%) is employed in the manufacturing, engineering and construction industries. The retail sector is the second-largest employer, at 30%.


Burnley has a long and proud history, shaped by its industrial past. Today, the town is host to a variety of industries, including those relating to the car industry, finance and motorsport. This diversity has made for a thriving local economy, and a demographic that is both varied and youthful. Burnley is a town that has much to offer and is well worth a visit.