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car hire possible with no credit card ?

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car hire possible with no credit card ?

Hi.

I am looking to hire a car.

However all the big firms want a credit card and wont allow without seeing one and taking its details on arrival.

Is this the case with every firm ???

Only I dont and have never had a credit card!

Thank you.

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1. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

The 3 hire car firms which I use all accept cash on delivery of the car. I'm sure there will be many other local firms out there who will accept cash.

The 3 firms I use are...

http://www.corfucarrentals.com/

http://www.arillascars.com/

http://www.topcars.gr/

If you post where you intend to stay on the island other members will advise on car hire businesses local to your area.

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2. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

Thanks.

Although I've just gone and ordered a credit card!

Guess it won't hurt and could come in handy one day.

I will definitely use one of the suggested companies.

Thanks.

Does anyone have any experience of said companies?

Athens, Greece
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3. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

Don't you have a debit card? That will do as well, it's usually any card with the Visa or Mastercard symbol on.

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5. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

I've used top car. No card required and no problems.

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6. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

Hi there

Never rented on Corfu but have rented cars for 20 years on many Greek islands and have always paid in cash without a problem.

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9. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

>>Don't you have a debit card? That will do as well, it's usually any card with the Visa or Mastercard symbol on.<<

Not with the major companies. With a credit card, the rental company can put a "hold" on the card to guarantee that there will be funds for any charge needed on return. This is not possible with a debit card.

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10. Re: car hire possible with no credit card ?

Debit card has always worked for me, never been refused, but then I don't use the major companies! Mosrly though I've paid cash, a card has only ever been required when I've booked ahead online.