If you are using your Pockit MasterCard for car hire, hotel reservations and general bookings, or to guarantee a payment, the funds in your account will be preauthorised and blocked for payment of the services that you request. Some businesses – car hire and hotels, in particular – may block more funds than you expect to use and this will affect the available balance on your account.
The blocked funds will not be available for you to use until the final bill has been settled and cleared. Usually, the unspent amount is made available for use within a day or two of payment. However, in some instances it can take up to 14 days for the transaction to be fully processed and for your account to be credited.