Ripon Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Ripon, Yorkshire

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

Car Finance Ripon

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 Ripon

Ripon is a thriving market town situated in North Yorkshire, England that serves as a gateway between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. With its medieval centre and nearby lakes, rivers and valleys, it is clear that this town has much to offer the modern traveller.

But what may come as a surprise to many, is that Ripon has had a long and varied history, of which its connections to the car industry, finance industry and motorsports have formed a key part.

History & Location

Ripon lies within the historic city of York, of which it is the third largest civil parish — making it the second largest town after York. As the administrative centre of the area, the town is home to the City of Ripon Council, an area that encompasses over 140,000 people.

Billed as 'England's oldest city', the town of Ripon was established in the Shadow Ages, after the Romans left Britain in AD 410. It is thought to be the location of the Saxons' first group of settlers in Northumbria and has a rich heritage that can still be felt today.

Ripon's most iconic site, Ripon Cathedral, stands in the centre of the city and was built in the late 7th century by St. Wilfrid, a powerful Christian figure who was responsible for many churches in the north of England.

Throughout its long history, Ripon has shown itself to be a forward-thinking town. Aside from its historical significance, it has also carved a name for itself in the car industry, finance industry and motorsports.

Car Industry & Finance

Ripon has been a key player in the car industry for over 20 years. The town is home to the Holden Manufacturing factory, owned by the Australian company General Motors. It is the biggest factory in the UK and produces Holden's award-winning Astra 4x4, which is exported around the world.

The town has a vast network of finance companies, including the Yorkshire Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays Bank, which offer a range of services to local businesses, organizations and people alike. This has enabled the car industry to thrive, providing money and employment to many members of the community.


Due to its close proximity to many of the motorsport tracks in the North of England, Ripon has become an important hub for motorsport in the region. Nearby tracks include Croft Circuit and Knockhill Circuit, where drivers from around the world gather to experience the thrill of the track.

The town has provided services to motorsport fans from around the world for many years, creating a bustling tourism industry that brings in visitors from outside the area. Hotels, shops and other facilities around the town continue to grow and provide a great economic boost to the town and its people.


As of 2021, Ripon has a population of around 16,000 people. Of this figure, the majority (40%) are in the 25—44-year-old age category, while 15% are over the age of 65.

Housing figures are similarly split, with 50% of the population living in terraced housing, 18% living in semi-detached and 17% living in detached homes. The population is also relatively well-off, with the median household income being £22,337 and an unemployment rate of 2.25%.


From its humble beginnings as a Saxon settlement, Ripon has transformed itself into a thriving market town with deep connections to the car industry, finance industry and motorsports. Its unique location and history make it a destination for both tourists and locals alike, and its economy is continuing to grow and develop.