How does the security deposit work?


When you rent on Drivy, a security deposit can be held, depending on the category of car you rent.


When you reserve a car on Drivy, a security deposit is required. The amount depends on the category of the vehicle:

  • Category 3 vehicles - £800 deposit
  • All other vehicles - £250 deposit

The security deposit is a pre-authorisation, permitting Drivy to debit your account up to this amount, in the event any issues arise.

This means we don’t debit any money. However if there’s any problems, we are permitted to debit up to this amount for seven days from the point of reservation. The deposit is automatically released seven days from booking.

Please note the security deposit may appear on your bank statement even if it hasn’t actually been debited, whereas some banks might not show the deposit on their statement. If the payment is declined by your bank, even though you have enough money in your account to cover the rental price and the security deposit, it probably means you’ve reached your spending limit. If this happens, contact your bank to increase your limit so you can proceed with the payment.

Upon cancellation of a rental, the deposit will be automatically released. The security deposit can take a few days to disappear on your bank account - if it still is appearing after some time, contact your bank.

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