Terms & Abbreviations used:
ABI - Association of British Insurers
Clone - A stolen (or previously written off) vehicle bearing the identity of another
CMA - that's us; Claims Management & Adjusting Ltd
DVLA - Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
Finance - Hire Purchase (H.P.), Lease Agreements & Bills of Sale (commonly 'Log-Book-Loans'). This does not usually refer to personal loans that are not secured against the vehicle.
HP - Hire Purchase
MIAFTR - Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud Theft Register. A register of total losses (written-off) vehicles.
Motor Trader - A person or business engaged in related activity, for example: the full or part time importation, exportation, sale, leasing, financing, repair, maintenance, broking, repossession of vehicles or any company liquidators or vendor and/or installer of vehicle components (to include accessories and tyres). The definition of this may be detailed in your policy documentation.
NPIA - National Policing Improvement Agency
Ringer - A stolen vehicle bearing the identity of a vehicle previously deemed to be a total loss
Salvage Dealer - A party that engages, whether full or part time (solely or as part of their business) in the dismantling, breaking of vehicles and/or the sale or repair of salvage (whether or not categorised) or trades as an assessor, engineer, claims management (or assistance) company or recovery operator.
Total Loss - Or 'write-off'; where an insurer has deemed the vehicle to be uneconomic to repair and categorised the Vehicle accordingly. the codes can be found by clicking here.
V5C - Registration Certificate (otherwise known as the V5, Registration Document or Log Book).
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number - since 1980, generally a standardised construction of 17 charcters.
VRM - Vehicle Registration Mark
VRM - Vehicle Registration Number - less seldom used as the identification is alpah-numeric.