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    • 3431Anna
    • By 3431Anna 15th Jul 17, 10:40 PM
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    car hire overseas 15th Jul 17 at 10:40 PM
    Hi not sure if I am posting this in the right section. We are going to Malaga in a couple of weeks and need to hire a car. the hire companies need to take a large deposit on a credit card and don't accept debit cards, we don't have any credit cards would anyone be able to give any advice.Also the stand alone excess insurance would we take this out with a company
    in the uk thanks for any help
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 16th Jul 17, 1:16 AM
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    https://www.malagacar.com

    Haven't tried them myself
    • slinga
    • By slinga 16th Jul 17, 9:54 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:54 AM
    Hi not sure if I am posting this in the right section. We are going to Malaga in a couple of weeks and need to hire a car. the hire companies need to take a large deposit on a credit card and don't accept debit cards, we don't have any credit cards would anyone be able to give any advice.Also the stand alone excess insurance would we take this out with a company
    in the uk thanks for any help
    Originally posted by 3431Anna
    There's a thread or info on Excess insurance on this site.
    Worth a read but you can buy it much cheaper than you'll be offered by the car hirer.
    It's your money. Except if it's the governments.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 16th Jul 17, 10:57 AM
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    Try Avis, they don't need a credit card but I don't know how competitive their rates are in Malaga.
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Jul 17, 11:04 AM
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    If you buy 'stand alone' excess cover, ie not from the hire firm, a credit card will be required by the hire firm to guarantee the excess amount. Paying them for full insurance without excess can remove the need for a credit card, which is probably the case with Malagacar - let us know how it goes if you use them.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 16th Jul 17, 1:10 PM
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    There's a thread or info on Excess insurance on this site.
    Worth a read but you can buy it much cheaper than you'll be offered by the car hirer.
    Originally posted by slinga
    But then they would need a credit card to pay the excess. Pay attention
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 16th Jul 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 1:22 PM
    Try Avis, they don't need a credit card but I don't know how competitive their rates are in Malaga.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    AVIS would be my choice if they accept a debit card without needing to buy their supplementary insurance.
    MalagaCar have the usual Spanish rental car company caveats. Including a Half Full/Empty policy and having to purchase their supplementary policy in order to pay with debit card.

    Of course one should buy standalone car hire excess if renting with AVIS.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 16th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:34 PM
    AVIS would be my choice if they accept a debit card without needing to buy their supplementary insurance.
    Originally posted by WAYT
    You don't need to buy their supplementary insurance to use a debit card.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
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