[BNM] [OT] Car rental question

Martyn Fagg lists at muphi.com
Mon Jul 6 14:02:31 BST 2015


I think it is basically this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_hold

http://www.budget.com.au/guidance/faqs/default.aspx#q27

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Rob Mansfield <rob at robmansfield.net> wrote:
> 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
>
> Thanks
> Rob
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