Barclays uses cookies on this website. Some cookies are essential to provide our services to you. Other cookies help us to analyse how you use the site, so we can improve your experience on our site. Cookies are stored locally on your computer or mobile device. Please select 'Accept all' to consent to cookies, or select ‘Reject all’ to reject all but essential cookies’, or select 'Manage cookies' to change your preferences. For more information visit our cookie policy.

How do I become set-up to take pre-authorisations?

This option is only available for certain types of businesses - hotels, car rental businesses and mail order/telephone order retailers using ePDQ Lite. Pre-authorisations can be used where there's a likelihood of a large value transaction (a hotel or car hire bill, for example). To activate pre-authorisation on your PDQ call us on 0844 811 6666*. Please have your bank details to hand, as we'll need to complete a security check prior to make the change to your account.

*View call charge information from Business landlines within the UK.