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What is Pre-Auth?

A Pre-Auth (or Pre-Authorisation) is an authorise-only payment that can be processed if the Cardholder has to wait a little while for their product and you do not wish to charge them until they receive it or if you wish to run screening for fraud monitoring purposes .A pre-authorisation is essentially a temporary hold placed on a customer’s card and reserves the funds for a future payment transaction. Transactions of this type differ from a standard sale transaction as they are completed with two steps: first you authorise the card, and then secondly choose whether to complete or void the transaction.

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