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About Us

We are Regtransfers, the UK's largest independent private number plates specialist. The company was established in 1982 and our headquarters are in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. We are registered with the DVLA as a supplier of both personalised registrations and acrylic number plates. We buy and sell private registrations for our own stock and on behalf of clients throughout the UK.

Opening times

We are here to help from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week and, of course, our website is available 24 hours a day so you can search for your perfect plate or take advantage of our comprehensive range of services.

Contact us

Call our friendly, expert team on 01582 967777. If you prefer to write, please fill in our contact form.

Our mission statement

To continue leading the UK's personal registrations industry by providing our customers with unbeatable choice, value and service.

Our commitment to you

We have served over 1,000,000 satisfied customers in our four decades of business. Learn more about our rich history spanning 40 years.

Learn about our history

Code of practice

We are committed to conducting an honest and ethical business. We monitor and review all transactions and customer interaction to ensure that we strictly adhere to the following standards:

Compliance with all laws and regulations governing:

  • sale of goods
  • distance selling
  • supply of services
  • fairness of contracts
  • data protection and privacy
  • trade descriptions

Transparency and clarity in all dealings

Providing the best possible service

Handling complaints

If we should ever fail to deliver excellent service, we want to hear about it so that we can improve. Complaints and feedback may be sent via our contact form or by post to our registered offices at 139 High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3SS.

If you are dissatisfied with our response and your agreement is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, you have the right to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service, free of charge, but you must do so within six months of the date of the final response or 8 week holding letter. Further information and contact details can be found on

Trust and security

With Regtransfers you are protected by exceptional security standards. Thawte security certification ensures peace of mind when using our website, while PCI compliance means that transactions are conducted safely and your sensitive data is protected throughout our systems. You can read more about our steps to keep you safe online in our article Proudly paranoid about cyber security.

  • Members of the Federation of Small Business
  • Secured by Thawte
  • PCI certified

Here to help you

With 40 years of industry experience, we are the UK's specialist in private registrations. Many of our colleagues have been with us for decades and can draw upon an unrivalled wealth of experience and expertise. Whether you are buying, selling or using our auction service, we aim to provide unbeatable service.

Visit our handy guides for more information about our services. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The founder of Regtransfers

Tony Brown established the company in 1982 and remains our hands-on managing director to this day. As a young Vauxhall Motors apprentice, Tony already aspired to run a business of his own. His interest in personalised number plates meant that he was equipped to achieve early success in an industry of which many were still unaware. However, that success didn't come without hard work and sacrifice.

Read Tony's full story in the article 30 Years of Regtransfers.

Tony Brown

Regtransfers has become the leader in the independent number plates market. We have also become a major source of information on the subject, publishing books and magazines, and advising newspapers, television, radio and film companies.

Tony Brown

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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