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14-04-2011, 19:19   #1
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Hello folks heading to barcelona in a few weeks and driving around northern spain , so need to hire a car for the driving bit but dont have a credit card .
Anybody have any experience or advise on this situation ???
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14-04-2011, 19:28   #2
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You won't be able to.

Still the wrong forum. Should be in travel.
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Sometimes you are able to rent with a Visa Debit, which functions like a Laser, but unlike a Laser is actually useful abroad and online.
But they will block a deposit, so half your account could be frozen.
I do keep a credit card just for car rental abroad, but got such a lousy limit, there's not enough available to rent one in the first place.
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Yeah if you have a card like Visa Debit that should work no bother.
If you can pay up front on-line or similar you can have someone here at home pay for it and you give them cash.
NB the company may take a massive deposit.

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I have a Mastercard debit card, and so far had no problems using it for renting cars.
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Hello folks heading to barcelona in a few weeks and driving around northern spain , so need to hire a car for the driving bit but dont have a credit card .
Anybody have any experience or advise on this situation ???
Some places in heavily touristy areas do cash rentals, but mostly they don't. Use your debit card and pay the extra insurance, they shouldn't pre approve any amount then, and it's not that expensive, usually about 5e a day, as opposed to Ireland which is about 17e a day!
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Thanks for all the advise , but i was told that we dont do debit cards in Ireland and that our laser cards are only good here and for ATM withdrawls in other countries but no good for actual purchases !!

where do i get a card from ???
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Thanks for all the advise , but i was told that we dont do debit cards in Ireland and that our laser cards are only good here and for ATM withdrawls in other countries but no good for actual purchases !!

where do i get a card from ???
Any bank that's not Bank of Ireland.
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PTSB went from Laser debit cards to Visa debit cards, that way you can use the debit card worldwide because it's a Visa.
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Any bank that's not Bank of Ireland.
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