June 26, 2012 08:00 ET

Regtransfers Demystifies Personalised Registrations

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 26, 2012) - Perhaps due to the perceived complexity of the process, many people simply take their assigned DVLA number plates ( for granted, accepting what the government has given them. However, there is a whole world of possibilities out there to create unique plates that express personality and individuality, says Regtransfers, the largest provider of specialty number plates in the UK.

Many vehicle owners don't take the opportunity to invest in private plates ( because they are intimidated by what they see as a complicated and time-consuming task. Perhaps they are confused by all the different terms out there: personalised number plates, private number plates, cherished plates, cherished registrations, and countless more along these lines. It might appear that each of these phrases describes a different product or process, but in fact, they are synonymous and all pertain to the purchase of vehicle plates that suit specific requests.

The rigid guidelines imposed on registrations by the DVLA might be discouraging at first glance. For example, individuals are not allowed to transfer number plates to vehicles that are older than the issue year of the plates themselves. Under this rule, if a car was originally issued a prefix from a D year when it was new cannot later display a plate with a W year prefix as that would misrepresent the age of the vehicle, making it seem newer than its actual age. However, even within these restrictions, there is a wealth of options for creating letter and number combinations that say something creative about a car's owner.

Since the UK registrations system doesn't allow more than three letters to appear consecutively, numbers are required to be interspersed throughout. With a bit of imagination, these numbers can be interpreted as different letters, allowing the plate to be read as a word or phrase. For example, B16 DAY could easily be read as "BIG DAY", with the 1 looking like an I and the 6 forming a suitable G shape. This plate could be especially attractive to a boutique car dealer that leases their vehicles for weddings.

Angela Banh, marketing manager of says: "Many people may not be aware of this fact, but you aren't required to keep the number plates on the vehicle you have purchased. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually quite easy to buy a registration of your choice to display on your car. Additionally, if you have a coveted number plate that might be worth a fair amount of money, you can sell it. The possibilities are endless and the process is simple when you work with a trusted company that specialises in registration transfers."

Regtransfers is the largest independent specialist in registration plate transfer in the UK. For more information about buying or selling DVLA registrations (, or for assistance in finding or creating personalised number plates, call 01582967777 or visit

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