Authorization Holds

When using your Brink's Travel + Expense card at certain merchants, you may see an extra amount held when your transactions are initially authorized. You can expect additional authorization amounts as follows:


Merchant Type Additional Authorization Hold Maximum Hold Time Frame
Gas Stations Minimum Authorization: $20.00 3 Days
Restaurants Additional 10% Hold 10 Days
Hotels Additional 10% Hold 30 Days
Auto Rentals Additional 10% Hold 30 Days


After your transaction has completely settled, you can expect the amount in your Brink's Travel + Expense account to reflect the final charge amount. 

Please Note: In the event that a) the authorization is being held on your account past the maximum hold time or b) you want to request for funds additional to the final charge amount to be released sooner (e.g. gas station transactions) please send an email to with the following information:

-Business Name

-Proof of transaction (e.g. receipt, hotel statement)

-Date transaction was made

-Name of merchant holding funds 

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