What is a pre/authorization hold?
If you see that the payment for a failed order is subtracted from your bank account’s balance, know that you have not and will not be charged for that order - the transaction that you may see on your card statement is just an authorization hold.
Whenever you transact with your credit card, your bank automatically places an authorization hold for the funds in your account in order to ensure that they are still available when the transaction completes. During that time the funds held won’t be available, and it may appear that the card was charged even though the transaction was declined.
Please keep in mind that once a payment fails, we immediately and automatically void the charge on our end, but in order for the funds to be accessible to you once more, your bank also needs to do so as well.
This hold is usually released by most banks within moments of a completed or failed purchase, and you’d usually never see it, but unfortunately, some banks may take up to 30 days to release an authorization hold.