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What happens when I authorise payment on my Credit/Debit Card?

When you enter your credit or debit card to authorise payment, Yellow’s payment provider, will send a request to the issuing bank for either a $0 or a $1 authorisation to:

  • verify your card is issued, and
  • the bank is permitting your authorisation

This is not a charge on your account, the authorisation request is reversed immediately whether the authorisation is declined or successful. However, you may still see an authorisation for $1 on your credit card statement (even if the bank declines the authorisation). Depending on your bank, this will be removed within 7 days.