How does it work?
With our new payment system, the pump sends a funds-check, or approval request, to your bank before you begin filling your tank, which could be up to £100 (although some petrol retailers may request a lower amount). This is to check that you have sufficient funds in your account to cover the cost of your fuel.
As soon as you’ve finished filling up, the petrol pump will immediately notify your bank of the actual value of the petrol you’ve purchased. That means your bank is able to update your balance, giving you greater control of your budget.