During my time in France, I visited a Petrol station which pre-authorised €100 and then instantly refunds the unused amount a few moments after filling up. This is where the confusion comes in.
If one didn’t know about the pre-authorised €100 amount and just looked at their account, it would seem to suggest that I didn’t actually pay and was actually paid. I have a couple of transactions like this which is confusing when glancing through the account activity.
Surly it would be best to either:
- Charge the full €100 euro and leave the rest as it is
- or remove the ‘credit’ amount altogether to make it easier to understand what has actually been taken from the account and what has been credited.