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Why is there an unexpected charge from my card? (Pre-Authorisation)
Why is there an unexpected charge from my card? (Pre-Authorisation)
Updated over a week ago

Before a sit starts, we ‘pre-authorise’ your stored payment card with the amount of £1 as a security check.

Please be assured – no money has been taken, nor will be taken, from your account until the end of the sit and it will only be for the amount actually owed. This pre-authorisation will appear on your online card/bank statement until payment for the correct amount has been completed, at which point the pre-authorisation will be expired by your bank.

Just to further reassure you, a pre-authorisation is something done by 1000s of businesses across the UK who accept card transactions online and helps to prevent against fraudulent use of the card.

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