my wife and I are going on holiday to Menorca soon and we were thinking of renting a car. The problem is, she can drive and has a valid drivers license from non-EU country but doesn't have a credit card. I, on the other hand, have a credit card to my name but cannot drive. Most rental car companies that I'm finding online require that the credit card is on the name of the main driver. As you can see this is a big problem for us as I can't rent because I don't have a driver's license and she can't do it because she doesn't have a credit card. Is there any way around this? We've travelled to Brazil for 3 months in the past and we're able to rent a car for the duration using my credit card and her driver's license so we were surprised when we found we couldn't do it in Europe.
Is there any way around this?
Many card issuers will issue a second card on your account in your wife's name. This should satisfy the rental agency.