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Personalised number plate

Keep the original number plates during the lease term.

When you remove your personalised plates at the end of the contract, the DVLA will assign the original registration number back to the vehicle and you'll need to replace the original plates.

Contact us 6 weeks before the end your contract and we'll tell you what to do next.

You're responsible for having your personalised plates made and correctly fitted on the lease vehicle.

You must also keep the original number plates during the lease term.

Tell us in writing or by email that you want to relinquish your rights to your personalised number plate.

No. As the registered keeper of the vehicle we have to carry out the transfer on your behalf.

Call the customer service team on 0344 472 1081 for help with the number plate.

Call the Driver Line on 0344 472 1081 and select the personalised number plate option. We'll talk you through the process and register the plate on your behalf.

Call the Driver Line on 0344 472 1081 and select the personalised number plate option. We'll talk you through the process and register the plate on your behalf.

We aim to complete the transfer within 25 working days of receiving the appropriate documentation and request from you.

Call the Driver Line on 0344 472 1081 at least 6 weeks before the end of your contract.

We'll talk you through the process and register the plate on your behalf.

No. We won't collect the vehicle with a personalised plate unless you've told us in writing or by email that you want to relinquish your rights to it.

Otherwise you'll have to cancel the collection until you've completed the transfer of the personalised plate.

You may be charged a fee for cancelling the collection at short notice or for extending your contract period.

Call the Driver Line on 0344 472 1081 we'll explain the process.

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