I want to rent a car in Paris and I was wondering if anybody knows any small car rental company. I'm thinking my chances to rent one without a credit card (I only hold a VISA debit card) are better than with a big company like Sixt or Hertz.

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    Out of curiosity, did you have problems at big companies with your debit card? I didn't think anybody outside the US cared about credit vs. debit, as long as it's a Visa.
    – fkraiem
    Apr 22, 2015 at 12:57
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    @fkraiem it's the first time I'm trying to rent a car. My concern comes from the fact that mostly all car rental companies specify in their payment terms that no debit cards are accepted. Apr 22, 2015 at 13:06

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Hertz does allow you to use debit cards per their website policy, you will just be subject to a credit check:

At most Hertz locations, debit cards (sometimes called check cards) issued under a VISA or Mastercard logo which draw funds directly from the cardholder's account may be used to qualify for rental. However, prepaid or stored value cards which have a VISA or Mastercard logo are not accepted to qualify for rental. When a debit card is accepted as form of payment, at the start of the rental, two (2) forms of identification must be presented. Debit Cards must have available funds for the estimated amount of the rental charges and any additional charges that may be incurred. Both debit cards and prepaid or stored value cards issued under a VISA or Mastercard logo may be used as a form of payment when you return the vehicle.

For credit check information when using a Debit Card click here.

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