Many of the holiday rental properties on our website now use the secure on-line Security Deposit system SWIKLY. This will be indicated by the SWIKLY logo in the property details and the amount will be shown in the Prices section.
Swikly allows you to make your Security Deposit easily via debit or credit card without having to pay in advance. This also avoids having to send a cheque or bank transfer or giving a large cash sum on arrival.
We are hoping that in due course we will have all properties in this system, but during the transition period, some may use either a non-banked cheque, a cash sum on arrival, or (more rarely) a bank transfer just before arrival. When this is the case, the method will be indicated in the Prices section for the property. Note that this remains an advantage compared with the large booking platforms who bank your Security Deposit as part of the reservation process, often months before...
A Swikly deposit is not a payment and you will not be debited for the amount requested, but you authorise a payment up to the deposit amount if a problem occurs.
No fees are charged to your card by Swikly for registering the deposit . A test payment of 1€ is taken to verify your card. This is paid back to you.
In most cases, you will receive the Security Deposit request by email from the property owner before your holiday. It only takes minutes to do and you no longer need to worry about it.
In some cases, the owner may do the Security Deposit by Swikly when you arrive, by sending you the request email then. You can easily complete the process on your smartphone (assuming that you have access to your email account).
During your holiday, if you need to pay for a small breakage, or if you have some additional services to pay for, you can ask the owner to simply charge this amount to the deposit or to any other card you wish. (Deposit deductions will have a 5% + VAT service charge added, normal card payments will have a 3% + VAT service charge added.)
Please note :
The Security Deposit is a mandatory formality for a holiday rental and is an integral part of the rental contract.
Safety of your details :
As when using any on-line system, you should check that the link that you receive indeed goes to the SWIKLY domain https://www.swikly.com and that the padlock logo in your browser is closed.
SWIKLY are registered with the FNTC and observe their strict code of conduct.
The registered offices of SWIKLY are at 12 rue de la Barre, 69002 Lyon, France.
The company registration number is RCS 819 514 076.
Telephone : +33 4 20 88 00 48 email : contact AT swikly.com
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