What requirements, restrictions to expect to rent with debit
Restrictions vary, but rental car agencies impose many on debit users
Renting a car with no credit card? It can be done, but rental car agencies impose many restrictions and extra demands on debit card users. CreditCards.com surveyed 45 rental car agencies to find out how hard they make it on debit users. Here's a summary of what we found:
|SURVEY SUMMARY ON RENTING A CAR WITH A DEBIT CARD
|CreditCards.com surveyed 45 rental car locations -- five each from nine of the nation's largest rental car companies -- in 45 cities across the United States to see whether they allow debit cards to be used.|
|Debit allowed, no restrictions
||Debit allowed, with restrictions
||Debit not allowed
Here are the most-common extra demands placed on debit card renters, and the number of times they were demanded. Some agencies impose more than one additional requirement.
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