Can I hire a car using a debit card with flat numbers?
It’s hard enough trying to rent a car with just a standard UK debit card, but it can be virtually impossible to hire when using a card with flat numbers. A tricky situation when a lot of European countries only issue debit cards with flat numbers.
When we talk about flat numbers, we mean the card number being printed and not embossed. Generally with black lettering, if you run your finger over your card and cannot feel the numbers (like braille) then they are not embossed. More and more cards are being produced with printed numbers because its cheaper and the need for embossed numbers is becoming less important since the introduction of contact-less payments and chip readers.
We’ve set out to fix this by making some arrangements with suppliers in the following countries:
United Kingdom and Ireland
Probably our most requested location, we have a supplier at all the major airports in the UK that can accept flat cards, as well as Dublin, Shannon and Cork in Ireland. This doesn’t just apply to cars also – we can even arrange van hire in the UK and Ireland with a flat card for those hiring locally. Both cars and vans come with the added bonus of having very low deposits and full insurance also, letting you hire with complete peace of mind.
An increasingly popular location at this time of year, Iceland is a stunning place to visit in the winter months – from the geysers and the hot springs, to a breath-taking view of the Northern Lights. Now it’s an experience everyone can enjoy with options for hiring with a flat card at both Keflavik Airport and downtown Reykjavik. Hiring with our supplier at Iceland also offers many other benefits such as zero deposits, as well as options for the harsh winter conditions like guaranteed winter tyres and 4×4’s.
Hiring in Spain with a flat card has never been easier now that we’ve recently procured a new supplier that can accept them across most of the major airports in mainland Spain as well as the Balearics, just in time for the approaching summer months. Like Iceland, our supplier in Spain also offers zero deposit and full insurance rates, and we can even accept hirers as young as 19 with flat cards here.
We are continuing to arrange more options for those using a debit card with flat numbers, so if you have a specific need that’s not here just call us on 0113 88 00 408 or email us at email@example.com to check.