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Authorization


Doc ID:    GL72
Version:    1.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    01/06/2011
 

Definition

The response from a card issuing bank to a merchant's transaction authorization request indicating that payment information is valid and funds are available on the customer's credit card. Also called an Approval. Also, for eCheck.Net transactions, an Authorization is a paper or electronic document or record "signed" by the customer that authorizes a merchant to submit a charge transaction against their bank account.