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Do you know the new rules?


The last 12 months have seen a few changes to the laws and regulations that govern our use of the roads. The changes are motivated by road safety concerns, efforts to reduce pollution and climate change and, in some cases, simple bureaucracy. Read more...

DVLA Auction December 2021

Devil Plate

Auctions continue to deliver surprises and the DVLA December 2021 auction was no exception. In our newsletters and blog posts we often express relief at how resilient and buoyant the personal number plates market remains in these… interesting times. Read more...

State of the automotive industry

unfinished vehicles

The motor trade is used to ups and downs but at the time of writing we are seeing a prolonged period of supply issues affecting both imported and domestically produced vehicles. A number of factors have coincided and combined to create a situation that is unlikely to be resolved any time soon. Consequently, prices and buying habits are changing. Read more...

Car gifts

car gifts

We recently saw a survey by Vertu Motors that claimed more than 20% of British car owners have bought a Christmas present for their beloved ride. At first, that rather surprised your humble blogger - but maybe it shouldn't have. Read more...

We now support Google Pay!


Regtransfers has an ongoing mission to improve the quality and range of options available to our customers. When it comes to ensuring your online security, that mission takes on a special importance, so we are delighted to announce that we have added Google Pay to the payment choices offered on our website. Read more...

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, 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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