Ludlow Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Ludlow, Shropshire

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

Car Finance Ludlow

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 Shropshire

As well as Ludlow, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Bishops Castle, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Telford and Whitchurch in Shropshire.

More information about Ludlow

Ludlow, a market town located in the county of Shropshire, is located on the River Teme and is sometimes referred to as Shropshire's southern gateway. Ludlow is an enchanting small town surrounded by wonderful countryside and steeped in history, earning the title of one of the finest holiday spots in the UK. It is also known for its connections to the car industry, finance industry and motorsport.

The Car Industry

The car industry has played an important role in Ludlow's history, as one of its earliest industries. During the early 20th century Ludlow was home to the first industrial automotive plant in Shropshire. The plant was constructed in 1903 and manufactured electric cars until 1907. By 1908, the company had switched to producing motorbikes and was soon supplying vehicles to local town garages, pioneering the use of cars for delivering goods and services in the area.

The development of the car industry in Ludlow continued with several prominent motor vehicle factories established in the market town by the end of World War II. These included well-known names such as Ford and Morris, who were two of the most successful car manufacturers in the region. Many of these factories were based in the surrounding countryside and smaller outlying villages, where they produced a range of vehicles for the local area.

The Finance Industry

As well as being home to a thriving car industry Ludlow has also been a centre for financial services in the past. Established in the late 18th century, the London and Westminster Bank opened up a branch in the area in 1834, offering the first retail banking services to the people of Ludlow. This heralded the start of the banking industry in the town, which led to the opening of several banks over the following decades, catering to both the local and national markets.

As Ludlow evolved and expanded over the years, finance services began to feature more prominently and eventually formed a cornerstone of the local economy. This included the establishment of insurance companies, as well as smaller independent financial advisors, who specialise in the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, and other investments. The town also boasts some of the oldest and most successful solicitor firms in the region. These services, combined with the car industry, have helped to form the backbone of the local economy for many years.


Ludlow is also famed for its links to the world of motorsport, having played host to some of the most iconic races in the UK. The town has been associated with motor racing since the late 19th century, as the first official races were held around the town's market square, as far back as 1895. Over the years the sport has thrived in the area, with pre-war racing taking place on the roads running between Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

The town was also the site of one of the earliest airfields in Britain. During the 1920s, a concrete runway was built, with two other wooden airstrips running alongside. This enabled the first aircraft races to take place over the Ludlow skies, with many famous pilots of the day taking part in various races and competitions. As the years passed, more and more planes took to the skies, culminating in the opening of the Cardiff Air Rally in 1939. This event saw hundreds of the latest aircraft taking part in races between Cardiff and Ludlow, promising a bright future for the town's involvement in motorsport.


In terms of population, Ludlow had a population of 11,983 according to the 2011 census, with the majority of the population falling between the ages of 25 and 44 years old. Additionally, the census revealed that there were slightly more males than females, as well as a wide range of ethnic backgrounds represented. The religious make-up of the area was largely centred on Christianity, whilst education levels were consistently high; with 84.9% of the population having achieved some form of higher education and almost 34% of the population boasting a degree or equivalent qualification.


In conclusion, Ludlow is a charming market town brimming with historical charm and culture. It is also a hub for the car and finance industries, as well as a centre for motorsport, having hosted some of the earliest races in the country. It is an idyllic destination for holiday makers, with a population that is diverse, highly educated and welcoming.