Why don’t retailers take payments from your account straight away?

(Trevor Mitchell) #1

Why in this day and age do petrol station and other retailers insist on letting you fill up and pay at the register yet wait 3 days to take the money? Does anybody know the answer?

(Jack) #2

This Monzo article explains how they work:

I asked a similar question a few months ago and got this answer:

Like you, I thought today in 2018 things would have been more instant!