@Simon_Harrison the £1 will drop off in a couple of days. Its a ‘ring fenced’ amount and when not claimed will be returned to you. Normally the collection of the funds and dropping of the card check happens on the same day which is why it might look like a single transaction instead of 2
Not used my Starling card at pay@pump. Did use a credit card the other day and it took the initial £1. It said I could fill up to £98.
Checked my credit card and they have taken £99 in holding plus the total fuel. Whilst that will come back inside the next few days I’ve never seen a company take the full amount before.
I’m hoping the same doesn’t happen when I use my Starling card.
I’d be interested to know what the Starling max level is for payatpump.
Nothing to do with Starling. I’ve personally been to a number of petrol stations (mainly in mainland Europe and at smaller independent / unmanned petrol stations) who do take a large amount (£99 in your case) and then either refund the difference or present a new transaction for the correct amount and let the initial transaction fall off.