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Using your debit card when overseas

Posted: 28 Sep 2014, 11:11
by Matt Carter
We have had a couple of people experience issues based on them turning up at a rental desk in another country and the car rental company either trying to pre-authorise the customers debit card for either a car rental deposit or for the cost of the car rental and the deposit. Some banks (and rightly so I suppose) can block debit card been used in other countries obviously this been a security / fraud measure that they have in place - if you are travelling please make your bank of financial institution aware that you are doing so in order to avoid this type of problem.

Also the Bank of America Visa debit card is good for car rental :-)

I have a Bank of America debit card with Visa logo. I do call the bank every month and let them know where I'll be traveling so they don't freeze it for fraudulent activity.