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Postal Address

VRM Swansea
14 Langdon House
Langdon Road
Unfortunately the premises is not open to visitors for documentation security purposes.

Plates4less is a trading name of VRM Swansea Ltd. Company registration number 5408322 . Vat registration no. 811243082. We are authorised by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority FRN : 734204) to offer consumer finance. We are Data Protection registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO no. Z9704649). VRM Swansea Plates4less is a DVLA registered number plate supplier (supplier no: 3166).

Our normal opening hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 to 6:00


9:00 to 3:45


11:00 to 3:00

Bank Holidays


Our internet service is permanently open for business where you can search for your perfect registration mark, do your number plate research, send us your questions, enjoy substantial discounts, sell your numberplates for free and make purchases in the confident knowledge that we employ the highest levels of expertise and security.

About us

Plates4less is a trading style of VRM Swansea Ltd. We have been established since 1997 and are located in Swansea, the UK centre for personal number plate transfers. We are officially registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA RNPS supplier no: 3166) to supply number plates for vehicles registered in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. We sell cherished registration marks owned by clients, previously unissued DVLA Personalised Registrations, previously unissued Northern Irish Private Numberplates and our own stock of private car number plates.

Our expertise comes from working on a daily basis with the DVLA (formerly known as the DVLC) and handling hundreds of sales and transfers each week. We also work with the DVLA to conduct Northern Irish number plate transfers.

Our Values and Code of Practise
We are committed to operating our business in accordance with ethical and good business practises. This includes but is not limited to, the avoidance of high pressure selling techniques and the non-exploitation of vulnerable or uninformed customers.

We are fully committed to supporting and upholding all relevant laws governing our trade including, but not limited to:

Sale of Goods
Distance Selling
Supply of Services
Unfair Contract terms
Data Protection
Our registration at the Information Commissioners office (ICO number Z9704649)
Trade Descriptions
Business names act
Office of Fair Trading Consumer Credit
Display of Vehicle License Plate regulations
British Codes of Advertising and Sales promotion

General Standards of Trading


Protecting Our Customers

Complaints Handling procedure

If you’re a Seller
- How can we sell your registration mark for less and still give you the same return as other agents?

We are the only registration agent to show our sellers exactly how much will be charged to their buyer in the event of a sale, automatically doing so when they first put their registration mark for sale with us.

Prospective sellers can thus see the total published selling price and judge its level of competitiveness against similar marks for sale. This allows them to adjust the selling price to suit their needs without wondering what price they will later see published.

We are very proud of the fact that we work on smaller agents fees* than most other agents, getting registrations sold more quickly due to their lower total asking prices, whilst maintaining the seller’s same return as they would through other agents.

(*Number plate Sellers do not pay any selling fees, our fees are always paid by the buyer)

If you’re a Buyer
We believe it's very important that selling prices offer good value for money, so we keep our service charges as low as possible. This means that our prices are lower than elsewhere, which in turn means quicker sales and happier buyers- hence the name Plates4less!

Mr D S B | Over a month old | Full Transfer |TJZ 1???

"Further to my conversation with one of your customer service representatives today, I would like to thank you for your company's service in providing me with the above-mentioned registration number.

Please see attachment containing a photograph of my SAAB 900SE convertible with the new registration plate.

Best wishes

D. S-Barry"

For all prospective clients
We are one of the few car registration agents in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to publish all our current administration fees up front, on our website. We know that our administration fees are lower than most, if not all, of our competitors- but you won’t be able to tell this yourself. Other agents only want you to find out how high their fees are after you have bought something from them and are committed to using them again.

We believe in empowering you with all the information you need to make your own decisions.
Our website shows that we have gone to considerable lengths (and expense) to explain the rules, regulations, do’s and don’ts of our industry to all potential clients. For example our vehicle suitability checker is the only tool of its type in the industry. We dispense free expert and impartial advice to all comers, with no obligations to buy or sell through us.

No cold calling - No junk mail- and definitely No spam! We only do business with customers who are looking for our products and services. They find us in a web search, from a national advert or are recommended by a friend or associate to use us.


We are Payment Card Industry DSS compliant- for your security and peace of mind
A recent survey of businesses in the UK revealed that only 12% are operating safe and secure practises to a internationally recognised security standard when it comes to handling your personal data and in particular your payment (Credit or debit) card data. Security breaches involving the theft of payment card data are costly and time consuming to rectify. Your identity may even be cloned without your knowledge. We take this very seriously and are accredited to the highest standards. We also do our best to ensure that all our business partners adopt the same high levels of data security for your safety.

Pay securely online with sagepay  SSL Secured By StartCom  VRM Swansea are PCI DSS Compliant

We are members of the Federation for Small Businesses
The UK’s leading Business Organisation

Members of the Federation of Small Business

The Environment
We are committed to making continuous improvements in the management of our environmental impact as part of our goal of developing a sustainable business through the limitation of pollution and environmental waste, together with the increased use of environmentally friendly products and practises. We cross-shred and recycle all documents and paperwork after its useful life. is a carbon neutral website

This is a carbon neutral website  plates4less recycle wherever possible  

Supporting Macmillan, Ty Hafan, The Seren Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Maggies, NSPCC, Wales Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK

We have chosen to support eight charities who we feel do outstanding work for others who face serious life difficulties. We will donate a portion of the proceeds of selected sales to a fund which is transferred to these charities. Look out for these logos on our site.

Amount raised so far: £37,650.00

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Support Ty Hafan
This charity provides a family hospice offering comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of their whole family.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Support Macmillan Nurses

This charity provides free qualified nationwide support for those with family members struggling with cancer.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Supports The Seren Foundation

This charity remembers the short life of Seren Louise Bevan (Seren is Welsh for Star) by contributing towards the fantastic work and support provided by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Supports Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free nurses and hospices for those suffering from cancer in the UK and Northern Ireland.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Supports Maggies

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Supports The NSPCC

The NSPCC protects children across the UK with the vision of ending child cruelty.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Supports Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance is an all Wales charity providing emergency air cover for those who face life-threatening illness or injuries.

VRM Swansea Plates4Less Supports Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner and provides cancer information to the public.

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Important Private Number plates and DVLA Information

Important Private Number plates and DVLA Information
DVLA is the government agency responsible for all regulatory matters related to the issue and display of private number plates and car registrations in the UK. The DVLA acronym means Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and its head quarters are here in Swansea from where it controls all UK private registration plates. It was formerly called the DVLC standing for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre but this title was changed in 1990 and so is now obsolete. In Northern Ireland the government agency responsible for controlling and issuing Irish number plates was DVA, this acronym meaning the Driver Vehicle Agency.
DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. We contract with the agency on a daily basis but VRM Swansea Plates4less is in no way affiliated to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations.
All personalised number plates and personal registration marks mentioned in this site are British i.e. issued and controlled by the DVLA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency here in Swansea. They are only for display on vehicles registered in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Personal Number plates : Follow the law
As responsible personalised number plates agents we feel it is important that our visitors and customers understand the law regarding the supply and display of cherished number plates as they are valuable assets and should be protected. It was once possible to buy cheap number plates from any private car numberplates maker without any evidence of your entitlement to the car registration numbers. These days you need to provide the private registration plates manufacturer with a V948 number plate authorisation certificate which is issued by the DVLA only after your keeper’s entitlement has been checked. Your numberplates are an important identifying feature of your vehicle and can be cloned to provide a false identity to any vehicle for those engaged in vehicle related crime. There are now many stories that tell of speeding fines collected in areas of the UK where car owners have never visited, due to the display of duplicate number plates  by criminals.

The law on the display of vehicle registration numbers is now very strict and personal number plates owners may not use decorative or fancy fonts. Letters and numbers must be of the correct size, style and spacing with private registration plates also conforming to strict British Standards in their materials and manufacture. To break the law on the manufacture and display means you risk having your entitlement to your cherished registration plates permanently withdrawn and face a substantial fine of up to £1000. Incorrectly displayed private plates or personalised reg marks will be enough to make your vehicle fail its MOT test.

 VRM Swansea Plates4less is a DVLA registered number plate supplier (supplier no: 3166) and a recognised reseller of DVLA Personalised registrations. In recognition of this fact we only supply fully road legal number plates. DVLA, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, DVA NI Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland, are registered trademarks

See also: Private Car Registrations | Registration Numbers | Registration Plates | Irish Number Plates DVA NI | Private Number Plates