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Why names make great private number plates

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Names are amongst the most popular of private number plates. As more and more name registrations are bought and sold, many find owners who really cherish them and intend to keep them. This means fewer of those names remain available and so prices begin to rise. It's a great result for those who have invested in name plates, but it means that buyers need to move quickly to get the best deals. There are still some great name plates available, even at lower prices, but the performance of name plates in recent auctions suggests that their increasing popularity is already pushing those values up.

Investment potential

That trend in the prices of name numbers has always been upwards: that's what makes name registrations such a sound investment. The table below shows a selection of recent auction sales. While the effectiveness of the representations varies, these numbers all achieved high prices. Even those for which better combinations exist see their values pushed up by the ever-growing demand for name registrations.

Registration Name Total sale price Sale date
PAT 3K Patek £100,245 May 2022
53 NGH Singh £78,417 Apr 2022
FA71 MAH Fatimah £46,445 Sep 2021
15 YED Syed £43,749 Feb 2021
RU22 ELL Russell £35,531 Dec 2021
15 UKY Suky £33,477 May 2021
JEN 20N Jenson £31,307 Mar 2021
UPP 41B Uppal B £30,267 Jan 2022
2 USK Rusk £29,625 Oct 2021
42 AMS Azam £26,928 Dec 2021
AYA 6N Ayaan £26,030 May 2021
AAN 4M Anam £25,773 Jun 2021
PR71 NCE Prince £25,773 Sep 2021
MUU 5A Musa £25,773 Jan 2022
60 GNA Gogna £25,760 Dec 2021
AVE 11E Avelle £24,489 Jan 2021
AAD 7L Aadil £23,333 May 2021
J57 NGH J Singh £23,205 Jul 2021
MAJ 10R Major £22,627 Mar 2021
MRT 11N Martin £22,589 Mar 2021
SOP 51E Sophie £21,947 Jan 2021
LOU 12E Louise £21,908 Dec 2021
H911 AND Holland £21,908 Jan 2022
WEB 3Y Webb £21,061 Jul 2021
11 DDY Addy £20,637 Oct 2021
JEN 60N Jenson £19,353 Feb 2021
DAA 15Y Daisy £18,518 Sep 2021
MAD 158N Madison £18,326 Jan 2021
MER 14M Meriam £18,223 Jun 2021
24 YYN Zayn £15,218 Feb 2021

It's not surprising that so many people aspire to own their names on private number plates. We live in a time when people like to be seen and noticed; social media is proof of that. Even for the more reserved amongst us, our name on our car's number plate is simply the ultimate in personalisation. Driving a unique vehicle is a great feeling.

Famous names

For those whose profession relies on maintaining a high profile, a name registration can be a valuable promotional tool. Regtransfers has provided personal plates to a host of celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sport and business. Many of our famous friends use their plates to ensure they get seen, while the more astute also keep an eye on the potential resale values.

Here are just a few of the famous names we have represented on number plates.

Carl Hartley

Carl Hartley

Jay Kay

Jay Kay

Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois

Gok Wan

Gok Wan

Denise van Outen

Denise van Outen

Chris Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr

Amy Childs

Amy Childs

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend

Russell Kane

Russell Kane

Theo Paphitis

David Gold

David Gold

Vanessa Mae

Vanessa Mae

You can read all about these and other famous number plate fans in our FREE magazine and on our website's celebrity story pages.

Find your private name plate

Your own personal name number plates needn't be merely a daydream: it's just a matter of getting in while there are still versions of the name available, and before demand pushes those prices up too far. It could be money extremely well spent and there is an excellent chance of a profit should you ever resell.

Regtransfers has a vast stock of excellent name number plates for you to choose from and there are always great deals to be had. With convenient finance options available, there's never been a better opportunity to buy your own name number. And, of course, as time goes by those prices are going to keep rising.

Search now to see what we have for you. Your name on a plate could be waiting.

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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 to 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, you must complete the official transfer process 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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