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What happens after I enter my credit card details?

When you enter a new card or update your information for an existing card, you may be asked to verify your card and with a security challenge. Amazon will ask your financial institution to authorise a charge of up to 1 GBP to verify your identity and validate your credit card. Amazon does not actually make the charge.

We will complete the authorisation process for all marketplaces where you are registered to sell. For example, if you have entered one card for your seller account and an exception card for your seller account, both cards will be authorised for up to 1 GBP when you change either one.

Depending on your financial institution, the authorisation may or may not show up as a pending charge. The authorisation should disappear from your credit card statement in 3-5 business days, subject to your financial institution’s policies.

If your financial institution is unable to authorise the card, we will contact you for new information. Remember that the invalid card is not necessarily the last one you updated.

If your credit card has expired or has been declined, we will prompt you to enter new credit card information before you can access your seller account.

Why am I being redirected to my financial institution?

In some instances, you may be redirected to your financial institution to verify your card with a security challenge, prior to being redirected back to Amazon. A separate security challenge may be surfaced to verify you are the card holder for each card you provide to Amazon and for each marketplace you wish to sell in. For information about a problem with verification of your card, visit Why is my credit card listed as invalid.

Note: We will periodically run a validation check on your credit card.
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