Pontefract Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Pontefract, Yorkshire

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

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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.

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More information about Pontefract


The town of Pontefract is situated in West Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom, with a population of 29,004 people according to the 2011 census. The town's history dates back to Roman times, the name a corrupted version from the Latin "pons frangorius" or "broken bridge", a named attributed by the Roman conquerors. Since then, Pontefract has developed both industrially and commercially into an important hub in West Yorkshire, housing a diverse collection of industries, from protective overseas and communications to automotive, finance and motorsports.

The Car Industry

Pontefract is host to a prominent car industry which dates back to the early days of motor vehicles. At the time, the West Riding of Yorkshire was a centre for textile manufacturing, and Pontefract was host to some of Europe's most important engineering industries. In 1898, the famous company Leyland Motors opened their first factory in the town, producing cars, trucks and lorries. The cars they produced formed the Scipio and the Taurus models, followed by the Reuss and the Marcidas. The inter-war years saw Leyland Motors focusing on the production of mostly commercial vehicles, until they complied with the Army's requirements during the Second World War. About 200,000 military trucks and vehicles were produced during the War. Following the end of the hostilities, Leyland Motors returned to car manufacture, producing the now famous models including the Octopus, Trident and P76.

Leyland Motors ceased car production in 1975, but their legacy lives on in Pontefract, through the many car-based businesses that have sprung up over the years. These include CBP, who specialise in environmental modifications and design adaptations for a range of car makes and models, and The Car Part Centre, which supplies spare car parts to people in the region. Pontefract is also home to car garage, repair and reconditioning services, such as Pontefract Car Care and IJ&S Autos.

The Finance Industry

The finance industry in Pontefract is a major player in the town's current economy. A number of big banks and financial institutions have set up shop in the town, including Bank of Scotland, HSBC, NatWest, The Co-Operative Bank and Yorkshire Bank. Many smaller local banks and lenders can also be found, providing financial services ranging from foreign currency exchange to mortgages and business loans.

The Global Payments Centre is based in Pontefract and services more than 150 million bank accounts worldwide. The headquarters of the Institute of Financial Services, the recognised training and professional standards body in the UK for the finance sector, is also located in the town. Additionally, there is a large job market for those looking to enter the finance industry in Pontefract, making it an attractive location for aspiring finance professionals.


Pontefract is also home to a thriving motorsport scene. The Donington Park Racing Circuit, which is situated about 30 kilometres north of the town, hosts a few rounds of the prestigious British Touring Car Championship each year. The circuit is one of the oldest purpose-built race circuits in the world, and it has attracted drivers from all over the globe in a bid to compete in the BTCC.

Other racing events that take place at the Donington Circuit include the British Superbike Championship and the European Formula 1 Grand Prix. Motorcycle events are also popular at the two permanent tarmac circuits at the Donington Park: the National Circuit, which is the shorter, more challenging of the two, and the Grand Prix circuit, which hosts a variety of events right up to professional touring car events such as the BTCC.

The Donington Park National Circuit is also home to the annual Pontefract Historic Nostalgia Rally, a weekend-long event held in June which offers visitors the chance to watch various cars from the past take to the track. In addition to the racing, the event also features a collection of vintage cars, entertainment and a trade campaign.


The town of Pontefract has a proud history, and it continues to thrive today. The car industry, the finance industry and motorsport are important aspects of its current economy, much of which can be traced back to its Roman founding. With big banks and institutions, numerous car-related services, and popular entry points into the motorsport scene, Pontefract stands as a strong and vibrant example of industry and commerce in West Yorkshire.