When I'm new in a country, the only credit card I can get might be a secured credit card. I would need a credit card because I want to be able to rent cars. Does it make any difference whatsoever whether this credit card is secured or regular?
A secured credit card is arguably not really a credit card as I'm not borrowing any money, so I wonder if car rental companies can tell and may be reluctant to rent to customers using secured credit cards, just as they are unwilling to accept debit cards. Can there possibly be a difference, directly or indirectly?
NB: I am not talking about prepaid cards. I am talking about secured credit cards.