Skelmersdale Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Skelmersdale, Lancashire

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

Car Finance Skelmersdale

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 Skelmersdale, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Accrington, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bacup, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Carnforth, Chorley, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Fleetwood, Heywood, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Littleborough, Lytham St Annes, Morecambe, Nelson, Ormskirk, Pemberton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Rossendale, Thornton-Cleveleys and Todmorden in Lancashire.

More information about Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale is a small town located in Lancashire, in the north west of England. Sitting on the edge of the Pennines, it is one of the most rural areas of the county, surrounded by lush green fields and woodlands. It is well known for its strong industrial heritage, with a population of approximately 28,365 people in 2020. Historically, the town was built up around local collieries and mills, established to take advantage of the abundant coal and water supplies in the area.

More recently, Skelmersdale has become linked to the car industry and finance sector. Over the past few decades, a variety of companies and businesses have opened in the town, ranging from car dealerships and finance companies to motorsport venues. This has led to a growth in employment opportunities, with more people working in the town and the surrounding area.

Car Industry

The car industry has a long history in the Skelmersdale area, dating back to the early 20th century. One of the earliest car makers in the area was the Skelmersdale Steam Car Company, which operated from 1901 to1906. The company produced a range of steam-powered cars, but was unable to compete with more modern gasoline-powered vehicles and closed in 1906.

Today, Skelmersdale is still home to several car dealerships, including Citroen, Ford and Peugeot. These dealerships offer a range of new and used cars, with a range of finance options meaning buyers don't have to pay upfront.

In addition to these dealerships, there are also several independent garages and repair shops in the area. This means that local people can get their cars serviced and repaired without having to transport it elsewhere.

Finance Industry

The financial industry is one of the key industries in the local economy, with a range of banks, credit unions, and other financial service providers based in the town. One of the most prominent local companies is Barclays Bank, which has been based in Skelmersdale since it was founded in 1906.

The bank provides a range of banking services, including savings accounts, loans and mortgages. Barclays also operates several other branches within a few miles of Skelmersdale, meaning local people have access to a range of financial products and services at their fingertips.

In addition to Barclays, there are a number of other major financial companies in the area, including Santander, Nationwide Building Society and Lloyds. All of these offer customers a range of services, from savings accounts and investment accounts to banking and mortgage products.


Motorsport is also a big part of the local economy, with several well-known motorsport venues located in and around the town. One of the most prominent is Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, which is based a few miles away in Fazakerley, Liverpool. The circuit, which was constructed in 1964, is one of the most famous and prestigious race tracks in the UK.

Aintree hosts a variety of motorsport events throughout the year, and is home to the British Touring Car Championship and the British Superbike Championship. The circuit is regularly visited by fans, with thousands of people travelling to the area to watch some of the best racing drivers in the country in action.

Another local motorsport venue is Croft Circuit, which is based in North Yorkshire, a few miles from the town. This circuit began life in the 1940s as an airfield, but was converted into a racetrack in the 1970s. It is now home to a number of events, including the British Rally Championship and the British Superbike Championship.


Skelmersdale has a population of around 28,365 people in 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics. Of these, official figures show that 86.2% were born in the UK, with 10% born overseas. The gender balance is roughly equal with 49.9% male, and 50.1% female.

The town has an ethnically diverse population, with the most common ethnic groups being White British (79.9%), White Other (7.3%) and Asian/Asian British (8.3%).

In terms of religion, the majority of the population is Christian (70.7%), with 11.5% declaring no religion and the remaining 17.8% being of a different faith or not stating their religion.

Skelmersdale has a relatively high employment rate, with 81.2% of inhabitants aged 16-74 in work. Of these, the majority (67.7%) are employed in full-time positions, with the rest working part-time. The most popular industry in the town is Retail (21.3%), followed by Manufacturing (14.1%) and Health and Social Work (11.3%).