Workington Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Workington, Cumbria

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

Car Finance Workington

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 Cumbria

As well as Workington, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Alston, Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Brampton, Broughton-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Dalton-in-Furness, Grange Over Sands, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Millom, Milnthorpe, Penrith, Seascale, Sedbergh, Ulverston, Whitehaven, Wigton and Windermere in Cumbria.

More information about Workington

Workington: A Historical and Economic Tour De Force

Workington, or "Woiketin" as it was originally known in the time of the Anglo-Saxon settlers, is a large town in the Borough of Allerdale, Cumbria, England. It is located just two miles from the Irish sea and nestled within the magnificent Lake District National Park. Day trippers flock to Workington for its wealth of leisure activities, beautiful promenade, the Lakeland Valley Experience, and Ripley Castle. However, Workington and the wider Allerdale region boast a far more unique cultural and business history.

Workington's industrial revolution began with coal in the 18th century, as it became one of Britain's preeminent producers of coal and iron. Magnates and merchants flocked to the town to set up businesses, with many large grand mansions still standing in the local area to this day. This influx of wealth established the town in a very strategically significant position at the hub of both finance and industry.

The car industry and finance industry in particular boomed in Workington during the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1911, the Workington Motor Company Ltd. (WMC) was established, offering an array of cars for private and commercial use. This included popular models such as the Type "E" and "H" series. The company's success was short-lived, however, as the WMC closed in 1921 due to financial difficulties. Nevertheless, the legacy of the WMC still lives on, and the town remains closely associated with the car manufacturing sector.

The finance industry in Workington enjoyed an equally prosperous period during the 19th and 20th centuries. Businesses such as credit unions, banks, brokers, and insurers set up shop to take advantage of the thriving local economy. Many multinational banks, such as Barclays Bank, have since opened branches in the local vicinity and continue to employ hundreds of people to this day.

Motorsport has also been a significant part of Workington's economy since the late 19th century. In the early days, local races were held on local roads. Stock car racing began in the town in the 1960s, with the Workington Stock Car Club holding regular races and events. These events saw some of the world's top drivers compete for the coveted Workington Trophy.

The town has gone on to host a plethora of motorsport events in recent years, including British Superbike, Touring Car and Rallycross championships. One of the biggest events to be held in Workington was the British Grand Prix of Workington in 2010. This spectacular event drew an estimated 20,000 spectators and saw the world's best riders compete for the coveted checkered flag.

In terms of demographics, Workington has a population of approximately 21,000 spread across 11 wards. The majority of the population is of working age (16-64), with a relatively small population of elderly residents (65+). The ethno-cultural makeup of the town is predominantly white (92%), with the remainder classified as Asian or British-Asian (7%) and other (1%)

Workington is currently going through a period of regeneration and sustained economic growth. Despite the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in jobs in the finance and service industries. The town also continues to remain closely associated with the car industry and motorsport, as evidenced by its thriving stock car racing and motorsport events.

Given its unique position as a historical and modern nexus of finance and industry, it is easy to understand why Workington has become an increasingly attractive destination for investment, progress and employment opportunities. With its picturesque backdrop, vibrant businesses and iconic motorsport events, Workington remains an important and welcoming home of progress, industry, and culture.