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Car Hire Deposit problem

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Car Hire Deposit problem


if anyone has any help i would greatly appreciate it.

I have booked car hire through Atesa at PMI in 2 weeks time the problem is i have been a bit silly and made a mistake.

i was aware that i needed to leave a deposit which is fine however on checking it has to be done on a credit card and it totals over 600 euros. unfortunately we dont have a credit card in the lead drivers name and on checking with the bank they wont be able to get one to us in time. I thought we could just use a normal cash bank card and that would be fine but now i am really in a panic.

Does anyone have any experience of this company or know if i should just cancel the car as i am unlikely to be able to pick it up

any help would be fantastic

Poole, United...
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1. Re: Car Hire Deposit problem

All the major hire companies need a credit card for security. Sorry I can't be any more help but that's how they work. It pays to read the t's and c's first...

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2. Re: Car Hire Deposit problem

Sixt and Auriga Crown will accept (with a bit of arm twisting) a debit card particularly if you prepay.

In a lot of ways a debit card is better because they cannot take payment without your authorisation.

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3. Re: Car Hire Deposit problem

You can make a cash deposit.Usually it is about 500 euros but I don't have any experience of Atesa.

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4. Re: Car Hire Deposit problem

I once handed the girl on record car hire my debit card by mistake & she accepted it but was going to charge me (if i remember correctly )€30 extra for this.

I realised my mistake & then handed my credit card over instead,so really the answer to your question is some hire car companies will accept debit cards & some won't.

Record may of accepted mine because i've been a customer for 7 years hiring around 6 per year.

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