Torquay Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Torquay, Devon

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

Car Finance Torquay

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 Devon

As well as Torquay, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Brixham, Budleigh Salterton, Chulmleigh, Colyton, Crediton, Cullompton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Exmouth, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Kingsteignton, Lynton, Newton Abbot, North Tawton, Okehampton, Ottery St Mary, Paignton, Peverall, Plymouth, Salcombe, Seaton, Sidmouth, South Molton, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Torrington, Totnes, Umberleigh, Winkleigh and Yelverton in Devon.

More information about Torquay


Located in South Devon, United Kingdom, Torquay is a seaside town that is home to around 64,000 inhabitants, according to the most recent population statistics. Only six miles away from the city of Exeter, Torquay is considered one of the most popular seaside towns in the country, and it boasts a rich history of industrial activity and development. With a thriving car industry, finance industry and motorsport history, Torquay has become a key location in the UK economy.

The Car Industry

The car industry has long been an important part of Torquay's economy. The area has produced a number of cars over the years, from the popular Ford Focus and Fiesta models to the iconic Lotus Cortina and MGB Roadster.

In fact, Torquay was home to one of the oldest motor vehicle businesses in the UK, established as far back as 1875 by John Bland. He initially established a repair business but soon expanded into manufacturing, and by 1883 the company was supplying bodywork to high-end carmakers such as Rolls-Royce, Daimler and Austin.

In the 1950s and 60s, Torquay was at the vanguard of the British automotive industry with major players such as Plymouth Motors, Rover and the Rootes Group all having bases in the area. The car industry in Torquay has now diversified, and it is home to a mixture of car dealerships, businesses engaged in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, and specialised engineering firms.

The Finance Industry

Torquay has developed a reputation as a key financial centre over the years. This is thanks in part to its proximity to Exeter and the abundance of professional services firms located in the area. Businesses such as Smeaton Associates, Bartfields and Hartey Management Consultants all have offices in Torquay and offer a range of financial and business advice.

There are also numerous banks and building societies located in Torquay, ranging from major high-street names such as Lloyds Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland to smaller building societies such as the Nationwide and the Principality Building Society.

The town is also home to a number of leading accountancy firms, such as Martin, Sweeney and Watson; Altius Business Services and John Marshall Accountants.


Torquay has also long been associated with motorsport, having hosted various events over the years. The former Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association (RACMSA) rally was held at nearby Loughborough University, while the area is also popular with Formula One drivers, who test their cars on the Torbay Watersports Park.

The local track, known as the Western Grand Prix Circuit, ran from 1950 to 1961 and drew drivers from around the world. Since then, the area has become popular with motorcyclists, who compete in the British Super-bike Racing Championship.

Demographic Details

According to the 2011 census, the population of Torquay is 65,141 with approximately 27, 696 households. The area is currently experiencing population growth, however at a rate slower than the national average. The population is overwhelmingly of British or Irish heritage, with only 10.2 per cent of people born in a different county outside of the UK/Ireland.

The median age of people living in Torquay is 48.2 years and the average house cost is £171, 785. The majority of residents speak English (93.3%), with Welsh being the next most common language spoken in the town at 1.1 per cent.


Torquay has a reputation for being a thriving seaside town, boosted by its location, rich history and diverse economy. With a strong car industry, finance industry and motorsport scene, as well as a growing population, Torquay is a key part of the UK economy.