Question: Is My Available Balance What I Can Spend?

Why is my account balance and available balance different?

Your account balance is the total in your account.

Available balance represents the funds you are able to withdraw, transfer and use.

For transactions or savings accounts, the available balance may be more than the account balance because of an arranged overdraft..

Can I spend my current balance on my credit card?

You can spend up to this limit. If your account has a credit current balance or the pending transaction is a payment, the available credit will be your credit limit plus the credit current balance plus the credit pending transaction.

Can I withdraw pending money?

To remove this pending status, you must contact the merchant along with your issuing bank to have the hold removed. As others have stated, if the funds are in “pending” status, you cannot withdraw them. They have been held because of a prior purchase or other item you have authorized.

How long can a transaction be pending?

A pending transaction is a recent card transaction that has not yet been fully processed by the merchant. If the merchant doesn’t take the funds from your account, in most cases it will drop back into the account after 7 days.

Can I use my available balance if I still have money pending?

Customers can use the available balance in any way they choose, as long as they don’t exceed the limit. They should also take into consideration any pending transactions that haven’t been added or deducted from the balance.

Are funds on hold available?

A hold means that although we’ve received your check for deposit, you won’t be able to use the funds until the hold period has expired. Depending on the type of check that you deposit, funds may not be available until the third business day after the day of your deposit.

Do you look at current balance or available balance?

Your available balance is the amount of money in your account to which you have immediate access. Your available balance will be different from your current balance if we have placed a hold on your deposit or if an authorized credit or debit card transaction has not yet cleared.

What is actual and available balance?

“Actual” Balance – The amount of money that is in your account at any given time. It reflects transactions that have posted to (cleared) your account, but not items that are outstanding. “Available” Balance – The amount of money in your account that is available for you to use.

Why is my available balance negative?

A negative balance on a credit card means your credit card company owes you money, rather than the other way around. In other words, you’ve paid more than your total balance due. … But if you’ve paid more than you owe, or if your statement credits exceed your charges, you’ll see a negative balance instead.

How long does a pending withdrawal take?

The bank knows about it, but the funds have not yet been moved. A withdrawal, meanwhile, takes funds from your account immediately. Together, the words pending withdrawal mean funds are leaving your account soon, perhaps in one to three business days.

Can a pending transaction be declined?

Once a transaction is in pending state, it means the merchant has your card information and the charge may be posted (added to your credit card balance). However, pending transactions may also be dropped.