Should I pay for a holiday by credit card or debit card?

I have to pay the balance on a holiday this week. The company will charge 2% for payment on a cc and as I have the money in the bank it would make more sense to pay it by debit card.

Is there more protection in paying for it by cc though? i.e. if the company or airline went bust? Is it worth the 2% etc (its about £9000 to pay so 2% is a considerable sum)


  • Fruit_and_Nut_Case
    Can you split the payment? £100 by credit card and the rest by debit card. Others will correct me if I'm wrong but I think that will make the CC company liable under section 75.
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    CLAPTON Posts: 41,865 Forumite
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    how was the deposit paid?
  • jd87
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    £180 fee, but it will give you section 75 protection.

    You only need to part pay by credit card to get section 75 protection on the full cost of the good/service. I think you need to pay a minimum of £100. Can you ask if you can pay £100 by credit card, and then the rest by debit card?
  • Comyface
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    edited 10 January 2011 at 9:41PM
    AKAIK, you still get the section 75 protection if you pay any part of the holiday with the credit card. So did you pay the deposit using the credit card? In which case, you can pay the rest with your debit card safe in the knowledge the whole amount is still protected. Or just pay a portion (say £100?) with the credit card now and the rest with the debit card.

    Hope you have a lovely holiday and this is all academic! :)

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  • pauljoecoe
    I paid deposit by debit card. I guess I could pay some by cc I wouldn't have thought it would be a problem. i don't know if I'm being a little over concerned though. They are ATOL protected which covers the flights which is the bulk of the cost.
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