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Car hire with no credit card

Poole, United...
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Car hire with no credit card

We are hoping to go to Rhodes in July and want to explore by car. We do not possess a credit card and do not want one. Does anyone know of any company that would accept a debit card or cash?

There was a previous forum on this topic, however this has now been closed and it is from 2 years ago so things may have changed!

Many thanks


Chester, United...
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11. Re: Car hire with no credit card

Guys - this is indeed the case with the bigger hire companies. The small print on their webistes will tell you they need an internationally recognized credit card (not debit or cash) for taking a liability swipe to cover accidents and theft etc. This is not referring to the payment for the car- I think this is what the OP is referring to as this is the form for the bigger guys . I got stung like this in Barcelona where I had prebooked a car with EuropeCar and I did not have a CC on me - they would not let me have the car even though I offered £500 deposit. I am always now cautious about making sure you dont need a CC. Im off the Rhodes in a couple of months and have just emailed the Marathon rent a Car guys to make sure no CC required. I just want it to run smoothly at the airport as its a late flight in and I have family with me. Dont want any arguments in the car park! If its good - and they sound like they are - Ill make sure i put a good comment back on here and also on trip advisor main section for them. Thanks

Devizes, United...
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12. Re: Car hire with no credit card

Hi there

Marathon most definitely do not require a CC for payment or for swiping in case of damage to the car.. Cash for them is the best option as it leaves no paper trails.

13. Re: Car hire with no credit card

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