Hungerford Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Hungerford, Berkshire

GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Hungerford. 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!

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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 Hungerford

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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 Berkshire

As well as Hungerford, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Ascot, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Taplow, Thatcham, Theale, Windsor and Wokingham in Berkshire.

More information about Hungerford

Hungerford is a historic market town located in the picturesque rolling hills of West Berkshire in the United Kingdom. With a population of around 5,132 (according to the 2001 census), it is an integral part of the local community, providing a wide range of services, from its local schools to its vibrant retail market. Growing up in this small town allows you to be close to nature, either in the surrounding woodland or the nearby River Kennet, but it has also seen its fair share of industry.

In the 19th century Hungerford was at the centre of the rapid development of the country's railway system. By the early 20th century this had seen the town become home to some of the earliest car production plants in the region, alongside a boom in finance services, which led to it being a major hub for the growing motor industry in the United Kingdom. As the 20th century progressed, Hungerford also played its part in the development of motor sports in the region, hosting popular events and attracting a diverse range of supporters to its turbocharged race days.

Today, Hungerford continues to be an important location in terms of car and motor manufacturing and finance, but it has also become an important hub for motor sports, motorsport retail firms and motor racing events. In this article we take a look at how Hungerford is connected to these industries, as well as providing an insight into the ordinary, everyday life of the town.

Car Industry in Hungerford

The car industry has a long history in Hungerford, going back to the early days of mechanical engineering in this part of the country. The town's railway history meant that the car production plants and mechanised engineering factories found here attracted the attention of major firms.

The first signs of industry in Hungerford came in 1908, when Henry Martin (the owner of a drill-making business from nearby Coventry) opened a machine shop in Hungerford and formed the Hungerford Engineering Company. Martin was also a major shareholder in the Birmingham Small Arms Company and so his involvement was soon followed by the arrival of a car production plant in the town, later known as the Imperial Motor Works.

Within a few years this plant was producing cars at a rate of around 5 per day and by 1911 it had become the largest car plant in the country with up to 1000 cars being produced annually. This car production plant went on to become part of the Imperial Motor Company, which later changed its name to Standard Motors, and then to Coventry Climax, which went on to eventually become part of the Vauxhall Motors empire.

These days, Hungerford has a smaller relationship to the car industry, although its motor racing history has helped draw in motorsport retail firms and kindled an interest in classic racing cars. Vauxhall Motors and other major brands still maintain links to Hungerford, and a small number of car dealerships can be found in the town.

Finance Industry in Hungerford

The finance industry has also become an important part of the town's economy. Global investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has a long-standing relationship with Hungerford, with its Hungerford office opening in 1910.

This was the first Goldman Sachs office in the United Kingdom and from the start it began dealing with investments from local industry, especially car firms located in the town. At the time, Goldman Sachs was a small merchant bank and its presence in Hungerford offered a secure and stable financial service for the automotive sector.

In more recent years, the Hungerford office of Goldman Sachs has continued to offer its services to the local community, providing investment banking advice as well as wealth management and financial planning. Many new firms have also been set up in the town dealing in financial services, especially those that are of benefit to the motor industry.

Alongside the major banking and finance services, Hungerford also offers other financial outlets including a number of traditional companies offering loans and investments, as well as newer firms offering mortgages, which has provided further economic stability to the local population.

Motorsport in Hungerford

Hungerford became a major hub of top-level motor racing in the 20th century and still today it is home to a number of local motor racing events. The original races held in Hungerford began in the 1950s and a number of well-known drivers, including world-renowned Formula 1 driver Jim Clark, made the town their home for the duration of the competitions.

Over the years, numerous events have been staged in Hungerford with this town and the surrounding area becoming the backdrop for the world-famous Silverstone Circuit, which is located just 15 miles from Hungerford. Today, the town continues to be the birthplace of some of the biggest motor racing events in the United Kingdom, including the British Touring Car Championships and the United British Superbike series.

The town of Hungerford has also become a popular destination for motorsport retail firms. A number of such firms have opened in the town providing everything from helmets and protective gear to teamwear and souvenirs. These retailers are typically located near the race tracks and provide a large source of income to the local economy, as well as providing employment opportunities.


Hungerford is an ancient market town with a rich history, providing a unique synergy between car industry, finance and motorsport that make it a key hub in the British motor industry.

It's continued success in these fields is a testament to the strong local businesses and organisations that help to support it and contribute to its rich heritage. From its early beginnings as a machine shop, to its modern car production plants and motor racing events, Hungerford has always been at the centre of the automotive industry in the United Kingdom.