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About Authorisations for £1.00

In most cases, an amount of £1.00 showing on your account is related to one of our security measures to confirm the validity of your payment card.

When you order with us, and / or use a card for the first time, we may contact your payment card's issuing bank to confirm that your card is a valid number, and hasn't been reported as lost or stolen. This is communicated via a £1.00 authorisation.

An authorisation may also be displayed on your bank records for multiple cards if you’ve arranged for the return of an item in exchange for a refund or replacement. If either of these resolutions is arranged in advance of the item being returned, an authorisation ensures that the card is valid, should a payment need to be processed for an item that isn’t received by Amazon within the 30 day return period.

Amazon also has stringent measures in place to identify and protect against fraud. As part of this, we may run a check on your card that will show as a £1.00 authorisation.

However, we don't proceed with the charge and the £1.00 won't appear as a charge on your statement. The authorisation will lapse after no longer than 7 business days.

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