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 DVLNI 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 DVLNI in Northern Ireland to conduct 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
Supply of Services
Unfair Contract terms
Our registration at the Information Commissioners office (ICO number Z9704649)
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
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!
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.
We are members of the Federation for Small Businesses
The UK’s leading Business Organisation
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.
a carbon neutral website
Supporting Macmillan, Ty Hafan, The Seren Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care
We have chosen to support four 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: £10,510.00
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.
This charity provides free qualified nationwide support for those with family members struggling with cancer.
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.
Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free nurses and hospices for those suffering from cancer in the UK and Northern Ireland.