scooby wrote:Andrew, have had a quick look and these firms have no mention of utility bills etc... although I would still take a cc statement but only produce if asked:
https://www.europcar.co.uk/EBE/module/r ... ntal-terms
https://www.hertz.co.uk/p/hertz-togethe ... t-car-hire
Funny one with Hertz (although once again never been asked for additional docs). If you notice they say "Another form of ID such as your current passport or a utility bill, with your name and address shown". that is to say your passport doesn't have your address on, it's just poorly written and they only mean the utility bill if you can't produce passport.
Hope this helps ease your concerns.
BST wrote:Usually hire from Sixt at Manchester Airport. They are happy with debit card, UK licence, passport and number from dvla. They said they aren't bothered about proof of address with a British debit card and licence. We always phone their advice line first though to double check!
YoMo2 wrote:...I'll try the advice line approach perhaps...
Jeffstclair wrote:Can you still use cash to hire a car in the UK ?...if I ever need to hire a car for a visiting friend here in Crete I always pay in cash and get a good deal.
True Warwick, but I will still prefer to go the peer to peer route much more and with easyclub the insurance also covers windows, I think it's just far less hassle to be honest and worth a try, will update once rented.Kilkis wrote:I have never come across a rental company in the UK with only 3rd party insurance. They all have Collision Damage Waiver but with an ever increasing excess, e.g. £1,500 now for a pretty cheap car. It is true that they try to sell you their own policy to reduce the excess but they are astronomically expensive. If you intend to simply carry the risk of the excess then I agree that having a smaller excess is a benefit but if you intend to purchase an excess insurance policy from a third party I don't see how it matters how big the excess is?
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