Debit Card Car Hire Heathrow Airport

Debit Card Car Hire Heathrow AirportHiring a car if you don’t have a credit card can be a daunting task anywhere in the world, even at one of the world’s busiest airports, Heathrow. You may be surprised to find that majority of the car hire companies across the globe only ever accept the use of a credit card due to how easy it is for them to take the payment. Here at Indigo Car Hire however we pride ourselves on being able to find deals that mean we can hire to a wider range of people.

The alternative we searched for was debit card car hire, and along with several locations Heathrow is one that we managed to get this deal for. Debit cards are one of the largest forms of payments in the world so we felt they should be accepted, however as part of the deal we struck there was three main restrictions that we were told in regards to the card in order for it to be accepted.

These restrictions are….

1.The card must be a Visa Debit Card or a Mastercard in some circumstances. These are the only form of debit cards that are accepted.

2.The numbers on the Visa Debit Card must be embossed meaning they are raised significantly from the surface of one side of the card and indented on the other side. The Mastercards numbers however can be flat.

3.The payment must be made in the same name as the driver meaning the name on the card matches the name of the drivers licence produced at the counter. Unless you are wanting to make a 3rd party payment.

If you are interested in hiring a car with a debit card then please contact us as it’s a very specialised request, we need to put you with specific suppliers based upon your situation. Call us directly on +44 (0)113 880 0748 or email us at