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Authorization Amount

The authorization amount is the dollar amount approved by the credit card issuer in a specific credit card transaction. Generally, the authorization amount is equal to the amount of the purchase made by the cardholder. However, with transactions that require authorization before a purchase may be initiated, such as paying for gas at the pump, an authorization amount greater than the expected purchase is processed by the merchant and credit card issuer.

Previous Credit Card Term: Authorization

Next Credit Card Term: Authorization Date

* See the online credit card application for details about terms and conditions. Reasonable efforts are made to maintain accurate information. However all credit card information is presented without warranty. When you click on the "Apply Here" button, you can review the credit card terms and conditions on issuers website.