When using an automatic fuel pump with Curve, a large amount is pre-authorized on the underlying card. In Sweden this is 1500 SEK, approx 120 GBP, more than twice the cost of a full tank in my case. Anyway, with any other card I’ve used the pre-authorized funds are released and the real amount settled within minutes of leaving the station, so this is usually a non-issue. With Curve however, it can and usually will take 5 working days before the funds are released, a huge inconvenience if you don’t have enough credit left for your daily spending. For a fintech bank that prides itself for it’s real-times features, I think this is a huge oversight. Please fix this!
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