What is “normally” happening?
The moment we authorise the damage deposit on your card, the majority of the banks either show this transaction on the “authorisations” category within their portal, or as an entry within the rest of your transactions with the text of AUTH (or something similar) right next to it.
Appearing a completed transaction
There are a few banks out there which display the amount authorisation with no visual differentiation compared to the rest of completed transactions. That may cause a significant amount of frustration, but rest assured, that there is no chance us charging any amount prior notifying you.
What happens when I receive the email of the damage deposit refund
In the case of a reversal of the damage deposit amount, you won’t see a refund credit on your statement – you’ll just see the original authorisation drop off their statement entirely after a few days. There will be no payment, and no refund. It’ll appear as if the whole transaction never happened. Your bank should be able to confirm this for you. Depending on your card issuer, the original charge will disappear from your pending charges within the next 7 calendar days of the reversal – refund. (Assuming no charges as per our Damage Deposit guidelines)