Yes, your security bond will be returned to your credit card after the rental concludes provided there are no extra charges. The amount of time it takes for your bond to be returned depends on the supplier who you have hired the vehicle with. 

Here is a quick guide:

Avis & Budget

Depending on your bank, the refund of the bond may take up to 10 business days, or up to 28 business days for foreign cards. 

East Coast Car Rental

This will be processed as a pre-authorisation on the renter’s credit card. Depending on your bank, the pre-authorisation may take up to 31 days to be released as available credit in your account.  


Renters can generally expect their bond to be returned within 5 to 10 business days. 


The refund should take around 7 to 14 days, however some building societies may hold the bond up to 30 days. 


Depending on which bank you are with, the refund of the bond can take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days. 


The deposit will be refunded into your account within 3 to 5 business days, depending on your bank.

Read more in our article about security bonds.

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