So - my Starling card is one of my payment cards linked to my Amazon.co.uk.
On Friday afternoon a notification popped up for £1.00 on the Starling app to Amazon. I had not placed any orders. I queried with amazon and long story short they told me it was a “security check” on my payment cards. They said they haven’t charged me and that it will drop off “subject to my bank’s policies” - which seems like backheeling to me - and insisted that “they never charge without a customer’s permission”. Although not a big deal it kind of riles me since although they insist they haven’t charged me I am still temporarily without said funds so is tantamount to a charge.
I’m guessing it’s buried in the T&Cs of using amazon that they are allowed to do this but part of me is tempted to query the charge and see what happens.