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What is a payment authorization ?

A payment authorization is not really a debit. It is a debit that is pending or escrowed in a bank account. It usually appears as a pending transaction on your bank statement.
 
The payment authorization method provides the proof that the account is valid and sufficiently provisioned should the rental request be accepted. If the rental request is declined, the payment authorization is cancelled and the escrow on your account is released, including the service charges.
 
The cancellation of a payment authorization can appear as a reimbursement on your bank statement or it may cause a debit line to disappear from your online statement. This debit/credit operation can take up to 7 business days (or longer depending on your bank). If you have any doubts, you should wait till your bank records this cancellation and then if necessary send them your cancellation confirmation email which proves that the payment authorization has been cancelled. 
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