GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Thornton-Cleveleys. 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!
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. Simply complete the form opposite to apply.
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.
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Thornton-Cleveleys is a seaside town located in Lancashire, in the North-West of England. It has a population of around 31,000 which has grown rapidly since the 1950s when the finance and car industry stimulated the local economy. The industry has now taken on a different form, but its strong connections to the car and finance industry remain.
The ancient parish of Thornton was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 and it has been part of the Wyre Borough since 1974. The town of Thornton-Cleveleys itself was created in 1931 with the merging together of the two municipalities of Thornton and Cleveleys. The name for the new town was chosen in a ballot of residents of both districts, winning out by a large margin over the other contender, which was 'Girlington'.
The car industry in Thornton-Cleveleys
The car industry has been a key factor driving the Thornton-Cleveleys economy for many years, ever since the Ford plant in the town opened back in 1906. This plant was located in the Clifton area and produced both Ford Escorts and Fiestas until its eventual closure in 2002.
However, there are still a number of car-related businesses and firms located in the town. The Cleveleys branch of West Yorkshire-based car dealership Perrys is one of the largest employers in the area, and is one of the only motor dealerships to offer electric vehicles and hybrids in the North-West. Thornton-Cleveleys also hosts a number of car repair and tyre specialists, such as Sunningdale Tyres, as well as a petrol station and 24/7 breakdown services.
The finance industry in Thornton-Cleveleys
Despite being known mostly for its links to the car industry, Thornton-Cleveleys is also home to a thriving finance industry. The town hosts a number of banks, such as Barclays, Santander and Yorkshire Bank, as well as several independent financial advisors and mortgage brokers.
Local employers in the finance industry include the Pension Advisory Group, which offers pension advice in the local area, and Equity Release Solutions — a company dedicated to providing financial advice to individuals over the age of 50.
Motorsport in Thornton-Cleveleys
Motorsport is a major part of the Thornton-Cleveleys culture, and the town is the home of the Thornton-Cleveleys Karting Centre which hosts several popular amateur races throughout the year. It is also home to the Thornton-Cleveleys Motorcycle Club which frequently organises events and rally days in the local area, and there is even a purpose-built motocross track near to the town.
Thornton-Cleveleys has a population of 31,000, with the median age of its residents being 38, which is slightly higher than the UK average. More than 78% of its population are from the White British ethnic background, while the remaining 22% comes from ethnic minorities such as Asian and Black British people.
The majority of the town's population is employed in either the car industry or finance industry, and there is a high percentage of people aged over 45 in the area.
Thornton-Cleveleys has a long history of being linked to the car and finance industries, and this connection continues to this day. The town hosts many large companies in these sectors, as well as a thriving motorsport culture. Despite its age, Thornton-Cleveleys continues to be an important economic centre in North-West England, with a diverse population and plenty of opportunity for experienced and qualified workers.