To think that we should be able to hire a holiday car without taking out a credit card?!

(27 Posts)
MarmaladeTwatkins Tue 05-Mar-13 10:18:43

We need to hire a car for our holiday in Italy in May. We have been scouring the websites and all of them say they need to hold back £1000 from a credit card (not a debit card!) in case of damages etc.

We don't have a credit card and we really don't want to open one. But we don't happen to have a spare £1000 lying about in our bank accounts either. I have never known this before and wehave hired cars abroad a fair few times.

AIBU to think that this is a ridiculous set-up? Not everyone has credit cards!

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 06-Mar-13 10:49:42

You'd have the ask the hire company if they offer one. If they dont then look for one that does.

MarmaladeTwatkins Wed 06-Mar-13 10:51:10

Thanks, I think I know what I am looking for now!

I am just really reluctant to open a cc just to hire a car. It seems really unreasonable that you would have to risk your credit rating just to hire a friffing car!

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