Transaction types explained

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When looking in the BIP, there are different types of transactions that you are allowed to do. The below list should help you in making the best decision (Please note that Reversals only work for Pre Authorisation, Use Refund for Debit).

 

Preauthorisation (PA)

For credit card transactions the payment amount gets additionally reserved (blocked) on the credit card of the shopper. A following Capture (CP) with reference to the Preauthorisation (PA) will trigger the actual settlement of the funds.

 

Capture (CP)

Captures a preauthorized (PA) amount. Only then this amount will be settled to the merchants bank account.

 

Debit (DB)

Debits the account of the shopper and credits the merchant account. This payment type combines a PA and CP into one call, rather than a “dual message” capture of funds.

 

Refund (RF)

Credits the account of the shopper with a reference to a prior Debit (DB) or Credit (CD) transaction. The shopper will always see two bookings on his statement. Some connectors don’t support Refunds.

 

Reversal (RV)

Reverses an already processed Preauthorization (PA) As consequence the shopper will never see any booking on his statement. A Reversal is only possible prior to a connector’s specific cut off time for settling transactions. Not all connectors (specifically many virtual account (VA) connectors) support this functionality as their cut off time is at the moment of the transaction occurring.

 

Credit  (CD)

Credits the account of the shopper and debits the merchant account.

 

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