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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 9th May 18, 6:48 PM
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    MSE News: Asda HALTS trial of temporary £99 'pay at the pump' charge
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    MSE News: Asda HALTS trial of temporary £99 'pay at the pump' charge 9th May 18 at 6:48 PM
    Supermarket giant Asda has suspended a new £99 pre-authorisation hold on the cards of customers who pay for fuel 'at the pump' after finding some banks may not be immediately returning money to customers, MoneySavingExpert can reveal...
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th May 18, 8:18 PM
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    Well thank heavens for that. Stupid idea and not at all customer friendly.
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    • By PasturesNew 9th May 18, 8:23 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 8:23 PM
    I'm surprised it ever trialled, to be honest. Few people have £99 in their banks, especially in the 2nd half of a month ....

    It sounds like they failed in their negotiations with banks - surely an organisation that large would've started with the discussions at bank level to see if the banks anticipated any issues and what the processes would be in order to set up and be running .... and to hear any reservations from the banks who might have trialled similar schemes for other customers.

    Somebody needs to send the trial organisers a picture of an 4rse and an elbow and ask if they can tell them apart.
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 9th May 18, 11:54 PM
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    I would complain to to the banks for not returning money.

    Con merchants !!.
    • joncombe
    • By joncombe 10th May 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 12:50 PM
    This seems somewhat illogical. If you pay in the shop rather than at the pump, you don't have to prove you have sufficient funds to pay for the fuel before you fill up. So why do you need to if you pay at the pump?
    • robin58
    • By robin58 10th May 18, 6:20 PM
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    This seems somewhat illogical. If you pay in the shop rather than at the pump, you don't have to prove you have sufficient funds to pay for the fuel before you fill up. So why do you need to if you pay at the pump?
    Originally posted by joncombe
    Would assume it's to do with the high possibility of fraud loss.

    Anyway in the shop if you use chip and pin they do check if you have sufficient money or credit in your account before the bank authorises the payment to the supermarket.

    Also, in the shop they can call the own security and/or the police.
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    • By gadgetmind 11th May 18, 7:47 AM
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    I cannot recall the last time a tank full of fuel cost sub £100 ! If Asda will le me slap 90l of fuel in my car for that little, they've got a deal!
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    • By VfM4meplse 11th May 18, 7:51 AM
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    Would assume it's to do with the high possibility of fraud loss.

    Anyway in the shop if you use chip and pin they do check if you have sufficient money or credit in your account before the bank authorises the payment to the supermarket.

    Also, in the shop they can call the own security and/or the police.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Which they could do if they changed the trading model of their petrol stations. Being cheap, stripped back and lean is one thing, but petrol stations that sell nice food are always buzzing with trade.
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    • By lukeuser01 11th May 18, 5:54 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 5:54 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 5:54 PM
    I would complain to to the banks for not returning money.

    Con merchants !!.
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    That's exactly what I was thinking, the bank is clearly in the wrong. I wonder what bank(s) it is
    • gadgetmind
    • By gadgetmind 11th May 18, 7:04 PM
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    That's exactly what I was thinking, the bank is clearly in the wrong. I wonder what bank(s) it is
    Originally posted by lukeuser01
    No money was taken as it's a pre-auth.
    I am not a financial adviser and neither do I play one on television. I might occasionally give bad advice but at least it's free.

    Like all religions, the Faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorns is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can't see them.
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 11th May 18, 7:12 PM
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    I filled up at an asda automatic pump on the 7th May. My card was pre-authed with £1 and turned to the right amount today. So as far as my experience goes this is a non story.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 11th May 18, 8:10 PM
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    I filled up at an asda automatic pump on the 7th May. My card was pre-authed with £1 and turned to the right amount today. So as far as my experience goes this is a non story.
    Originally posted by Lorian
    Only certain locations were doing the £99 as a trial.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 11th May 18, 8:11 PM
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    I cannot recall the last time a tank full of fuel cost sub £100 ! If Asda will le me slap 90l of fuel in my car for that little, they've got a deal!
    Originally posted by gadgetmind
    You can only dispense £99 worth max.
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    • lukeuser01
    • By lukeuser01 11th May 18, 8:51 PM
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    No money was taken as it's a pre-auth.
    Originally posted by gadgetmind
    I know, that doesn't change the fact that it's the bank's fault for talking so long to cancel it when other banks can do so much more quickly.
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