There should be no problem with adding a private registration plate to your leased vehicle. However, as the finance provider is the registered owner and keeper of the car (this is the case for most lease contracts), you will need to arrange this directly with them.
If your current lease vehicle is with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, please be aware that we cannot arrange for the private registration plate to be added to your car before delivery as this can delay the delivery process. Therefore we advise that you arrange this direct with the finance company after you have taken delivery of the vehicle.
If you have already taken delivery of your vehicle you will need to start by arranging for the finance provider to be named as a Nominee on the Certificate of Entitlement (V750). You can add or change a Nominee to the certificate online or by post. Further details on how to do this is stated in section C on the reverse of the Certificate of Entitlement (V750).
Once you're ready to proceed, you will need to send the following documents in the post, along with a short covering letter, direct to the finance provider:
- Certificate of Entitlement (V750) (with the finance company named as the nominee or Grantee)
- The administration fee (this varies from funder to funder but is usually around £35 plus VAT)
Once the finance provider has received your documentation, a letter of acknowledgement will be sent to you confirming receipt. The finance company will also contact you at this stage to arrange to pay the administration fee. The documents will then be sent to the DVLA to process the transfer.
Once the DVLA has assigned the registration number to the vehicle and the appropriate documentation has been sent back, the documents will be forwarded to you by Special Delivery to enable for the vehicle number plates to be updated. You must not display the private registration number on a vehicle until you have received confirmation from the funder and DVLA.