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Debit Card Car Hire Worldwide

We can now happily announce that in selected locations we can accept Mastercard Debit Cards as well as Visa Debit Cards! Call to Find out if your location accepts Mastercards (All our debit card locations accept Visa Debit)!

Car hire without a credit card can prove tricky as many rental companies operate a credit card only policy and we are one of the very few car hire companies that accept debit cards. Here at Indigo car hire we are proud to make our services available to as many people as possible. As such we have made arrangements with some of our suppliers that will allow our customers to debit card car hire if they are based in the UK and many other locations across the world.

Renting a car with a debit card has never been easier, you simply contact Indigo car hire, explain your requirements and we will find you the right supplier for you. We’ll do all the leg work!!

We can also now announce that we accept Debit Card Van Hire.

Debit Card Car Hire Worldwide

If you are hiring a car with a debit card worldwide then watch this video before doing so!

Or if you are looking to hire with a debit card in the UK watch this video!

Car Hire Without A Credit Card

Most worldwide car hire companies insist on drivers providing a major credit card for a security swipe on arrival and don’t accept debit cards. We understand that not everyone has a credit card and wanted to make sure we can assist you with your requirements.  We can accept most major debit cards across most of our vehicle groups meaning a wider choice of vehicles to suit your needs.

When hiring your vehicle through Indigo car hire we advise two forms of identification are provided upon collection of the vehicle in addition to your credit or debit card you need to produce your full drivers licence, it’s important to note that if you hold a two part licence both the photocard and counterpart have to be produced for it to be considered a full licence. A second form of identification is also required and this would be either a recent utility bill and/or passport.

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Give us a call today to see what car hire without a credit card we can arrange for you.

We can supply car hire without a credit card in a variety of different locations worldwide, such as car hire in Spain, France, Holland, and Italy. Not all of our rental suppliers accept debit cards and it should be made clear to the reservations agent you do not hold a credit card before booking. Not all types of debit card are accepted some exclusions are Visa Electron and Solo amongst others. It is important you confirm your debit card is acceptable for UK Car Hire before booking. Unfortunately we can only place debit card bookings over the phone and not via the website. Please call our call centre on 0113 2899279 for assistance.

One of the debit cards that we have had real issues with is a Santander Visa Debit Card which you can find more information on here. Some other popular cards that we accept are Lloyds TSB, HSBC Premiere, Natwest Debit Card, Barclays connect debit card and many more.

When using a debit card the supplier may ask to freeze a certain value of funds to cover the excess and to ensure the safe return of the vehicle. These deposits can vary so please check prior to booking. If you are unsure at any point one of our dedicated experienced rental agents will be more than happy to help.

How to book a Hire Car With A Debit Card

Booking debit card car hire is only available over the phone on +44 113 28 99 279 or via email on All Bookings through our website require a credit card in the drivers name.

We are always trying to add to our debit card locations so if you don’t happen to be able to find your location in the table listed below please let us know and we will try and contact certain suppliers at that location in order to arrange you a deal. We work our hardest in order to get you the car hire you deserve for a low price, people rely on car hire for their holidays so don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Debit Card Locations

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I live in Ireland but want to come over to Holyhead by ferry as a foot passenger and hire a car in Holyhead for a day using my visa debit card. Is this possible?
We can confirm that this is acceptable.
I am trying to rent a car, but neither my fiancee or me have credit cards, we only have debit cards and want to hire a car at Stansted. Is it possible to rent a car without being able to show a credit card then?
Yes this is possible as long as the debit cards has raised numbers and is in the drivers name then this shouldn’t be an issue.
Hi, I’m looking to rent a car from the 12th oct for 2 days at cork airport. I’m 24 years old and don’t hold a credit card only a debit card.I would like a ford focus or something similar.Can you give me a price as its saying there will be a fee at Cork airport as i’m under 25??
This depends on your driving experience but we do have suppliers at Cork Airport with offers of young driver and debit card car hire.
can i hire a car if i don’t have a credit card
yes depending on the location you wish to collect from
can i rent a car if no credit card uk
we have many locations in the Uk where this is possible
can i use a debit card to hire a car at cardiff airport
yes we have a supplier at cardiff airport that allows this
can i use a debit card when i hire a car in the uk?
yes but only with certain supplier
do you have to have a credit card when booking hire cars in spain
no not all the time, we work closely with a company that doesnt require a credit card
do you need to show a credit card when hiring a car in bristol
no we have a supplier that will accept payment by debit card
how much do i have to pay when i rent a car with a debit card
the same as if you were using a credit card
if i dont have a credit card can i hire a car in the uk?
yes you can. We can arrange this all over the UK
is there a car hire company in the uk where u dnt need a credit card
yes we work with a couple of suppliers that offer this
looking for a car hire in italy who don’t swipe credit cards
we work with a company that allows this but only from certain locations

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5 star!!

Feb 13, 2015 by Zoe Winston

I have hired twice through Indigo and I'm about to make another booking! Hired in France and the UK with only a debit card, no problems, swift booking process and great prices. Highly recommended!!

best hire car service ever

Jan 12, 2015 by Kayla Justice

not only do they do very inexpensive car hire, they have a debit card service for those without credit cards, AND their staff are incredibly helpful and efficient. We go to France a few times a year, it has saved us a fortune, and a lot of grief. Can't recommend them highly enough.


Mar 26, 2014 by Brendan Keeley

Hi Just to say a huge \"Thank you\" to all at Indigo, specially Ann Marie Trivett for her very friendly assistance in hiring a car with my debit card! Up until now it was impossible for me to hire a car without a credit card, I am delighted with your fantastic service! Thank you so much! I will be booking again soon
Brendan keeley

“Problem with "debit card only" car hire Murcia airport.”

Aug 21, 2013 by Mr.T.Ellis

Booked a car online with Indigo Car Hire for collection at Murcia airport Spain and only wanted to pay using a debit card. Did not notice until after I had made the booking that I should have phoned Indigo direct for them to facilitate the "debit card only" booking. I emailed Indigo during the night as I was traveling next day. Got an email early next morning followed by a phone call reassuring me that the Spanish car hire company had been contacted and would facilitate me on payment of a specified additional insurance cover. On arrival at Murcia the car hire representative was well briefed and accepted my debit card once I took the extra insurance cover as notified by Indigo. Everything went smoothly and costs were as indicated by Indigo and I even got a new car for my troubles. Very pleased with the service I received from Indigo Car Hire and their sales rep Cherie Walker. Would highly recommend them and will use them in the future. Felt however that their online instruction to call them first before making a "debit card only" booking should have been displayed more prominently at the start of their site as I did not see it until after I had made the booking.

They're the real deal!

Jul 22, 2013 by Laura Morland

Probably the only down side of not using credit cards is the difficulty in renting a car. So on Saturday night, when I first realized that public transport would not get me to the Cotswold market town of Northleach, I thought, "I wonder if there is any possible way for me to rent a car at the Bristol airport?"

A quick search of the Internet brought me to the Indigo Car Hire website. I had to wait until they were open on Monday morning, but when I called, Connor picked up the phone right away, and in no time he fixed me up with Avis. The cost of the car is cheaper than I what I paid last week in Burgundy (France), and the deposit will be only 150 British pounds. (In Burgundy they wanted 500 Euros!)

Still, I wanted to make sure to avoid any unpleasant surprises at the airport, and so I called Avis immediately afterwards to verify the reservation. They already had it on file, and assured me that my U.S.-based Mastercard debit card will be accepted at the time of rental.

Thank you, Indigo Car Hire!

P.S. I received a call a few minutes ago from Cherie, the manager, who had noticed that I had called over the weekend. I explained that I'd since made a reservation with Connor, but she wanted to confirm it, which she did. Indigo really do have superior customer service!

Indigo Car Hire , USA 5.0 5.0 16 16 I have hired twice through Indigo and I'm about to make another booking! Hired in France and the UK with only a debit card, no problems, swift booking process and great prices. Hig