Justice served: Visa paying for denied Zipcar claims

One of the most popular posts on this blog has been this one: Visa Credit Cards refuse to cover Zipcar rentals | Ted Eytan, MD, probably because this issue has affected so many people.

There’s a long list on the post on why I decided to put this information here, specifically for the purpose of making it searchable online.

In a nutshell, it’s relevant to DC, the sharing economy, supporting healthy communities, and fairness.

So now, justice has been served, a settlement has been reached, and Visa (@Visa) is going to pay for denied claims, and agree to treat Zipcar (@Zipcar) rentals as a covered benefit through April 1, 2015.


Visa: “The rental car you rented is not a rental car” circa 2010

As I said in the original post, Visa’s handling of the matter instilled feelings of shortsightedness and promotion of an unhealthy city/community/economy, by forcing people into traditional rental cars for coverage. Zipcar, much more friendly, supportive of the future. That’s how it comes across.

In any event, putting this up to amend the record and show that the future won.

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