practiceQ Payments - Credit Card Pre-Authorization
With practiceQ Payments you are able to run pre-authorizations on credit/debit cards added to the system, which allows you to verify that the card is valid and can be charged.
This is only available with practiceQ Payments, not any other payment processors.
The account admin can enable this setting in the main booking settings under "Bookings > Booking Settings > Payments", the option is highlighted below:
You can see the specific functionality this enables in the screenshot above:
When enabled, the system will initiate a 1¢ pre-authorization transaction to ensure the card is valid and immediately void the transaction. No funds will be withdrawn from the client's account, although they may see the pre-authorization transaction on their statement.
If the card fails authorization it doesn't get added to the clients account.