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Car Hire Gatwick Airport without a Credit Card

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Often when you are looking to find a vehicle rental company you generally come across the same old barriers like age restrictions or the supplier may only accept particular payment types. Well when you are looking for a car hire Gatwick Airport without a credit card this can prove rather difficult. When you are arranging your vehicle you do not want there to be any complications and you just want everything to go without any hiccups.When you are arranging your car hire Gatwick you may find that finding a great price for the vehicle is not the only thing you need to look out for. Almost all rental companies take deposit or a preauthorisation from the payment card, so the phrase ‘debit cards are accepted to book your vehicle but a credit card must be presented on arrival’ may crop up a few times.

This can be very frustrating those people who are looking to get a car hire Gatwick Airport without a credit card. Sometimes people are unable to get, or sometimes choose not to obtain a credit card so their only option is to use cash or a debit card.
So the question which is often asked is can I get a car hire and pay by cash? The short answer to this is no. Now cash is a huge problem as not one rental company will accept cash as there is no proof of payment with cash and this could cause huge debates and can void the insurance.We can however accept visa debit cards for car hire Gatwick Airport without a credit card. When you speak with the Indigo Car Hire team directly you can always depend on us to source the most practical deal for your debit card car hire Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick airport is the second largest airport within the UK, just falling behind Heathrow. The airport is located around 30 miles south of central London and 3 miles north of Crawley in the county of West Sussex. Although it just falls behind Heathrow in in busiest airport and largest it is however still leader of point to point flights.

A maximum capacity of 55 movements and hour with two terminals (North and south) which brings no surprise that Gatwick has an annual passenger rate of around 34 million. The airport is open for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the most popular destination is to Malaga, Spain.

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You must be aware that although we do accept debit cards this is restricted to particular debit cards. There are 3 generic restrictions that are in place.

    Typical restrictions are:

  1. The card should be a Visa debit card or Mastercard debit card as they are usually the most accepted with our suppliers. With that been said If you don’t have either of those cards like Maestro, Visa Electron, Lazer and Switch are still sometimes accepted, although this is less likely.
  2. The name on the card must match the main hirers name, we can only accept payment from the driver or the vehicle. If you would like to pay with someone else’s card they must be the main driver on the vehicle and meet the rental restrictions.
  3. The card should have embossed letters and numbers; however, a few suppliers accept printed cards.

If you are unsure about any of the above, please contact our team. These are generic restrictions that are in place in most locations however even if you don’t meet the criteria some suppliers may be able to help. It is always better to contact our reservations team prior to making a booking, that way we can advise you of the best solution. Please call us on +44 (0)113 880 0748, email us on [email protected] or chat with our team online.

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Indigo Car Hire
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by Hazel Homewood on Indigo Car Hire
Second Time I've hired

This is my second time of hiring a car with Indigo. First time was outstanding, this time just as good!



Nice people to deal with both at Indigo and Avis, Avis at both Gatwick and Dartford very helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone else. Cars good quality and clean. Thank you! Would use them again in a heartbeat x