As gas prices remain high, some stocks where gas stations are placed on consumer cards have risen from $ 125 to $ 175.
Earlier this year, Visa and MasterCard raised the gas station limit to 5 175 as normal gas transit for major motorists increased to $ 125. Individual gas stations set their own limits, and maintenance is based on the maximum amount the operator can pay for gas.
While the limit is $ 175, some stations keep the cap at $ 125, and some can keep the cap lower than that.
“While oil traders always have the ability to set their own pump shutdown restrictions, this change encourages oil traders to allow large purchases of oil while reducing the risk of transit.”
Seth Eisen, senior vice president of communications at MasterCard, said property prices in the United States rose in April, “reflecting trends identified by retailers and financial institutions.”
In early June, gas prices averaged $ 5 a gallon for the first time. Summer travel requests could also push the average gas price to 20 6.20 a gallon by August, according to Natasha Kaniva, head of commodities research at JPMorgan.
The temporary hold is placed on the consumer’s card when they insert or type their card into the automatic oil distributor. When the driver pumps his gas, and the transaction price is determined, the customer’s bank hold rises.
“Our regulations require that any temporary retention of funds in the cardholder’s account must be released less than two hours after the fuel is dispensed,” Eisen said.
The visa also takes hold in 2 hours. But some of them save a lot of time at the gas station based on the payment network.
Holds that take longer to install can increase the risk of overdraft fees for consumers using debit cards, Jeff Leonard, vice president of strategic industry innovations at the Convenience and Oil Retail Association, told the Wall Street Journal. . If a customer uses a credit card, their existing amount of credit is also affected.
“However, if you set a number that is too low, you don’t charge for that transfer,” Leonard said.
For cardholders who are worried about the funds available in their account, Eisen said they can go to the gas station and pay a certain amount in advance.
“However, any questions about special account fees should be answered by the bank that issued the card, as they have a direct link to the cardholder,” Eisen said.