[BNM] [OT] Car rental question

Rob Mansfield rob at robmansfield.net
Mon Jul 6 13:58:49 BST 2015

Hi all

I'm hiring a car on Weds for the day and paid online before discovering
that on the day the car hire company takes a £200 deposit.

Bad time of month as I don't have £200 in my account.

What I'm wondering though is whether this is a 'nominal authorisation',
rather than a charge, ie they charge your card £1 like pay at pump and then
only take the full amount when necessary.

I'd prefer not to cancel the booking as there's a £25 cancellation fee


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