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    Debit card payment...odd one

    Right, I thought I would be very organised and pay some of my council tax online on the 26th Nov, so did that via the councils website, got an authorisation code along with an automated email receipt of the £90 payment.

    I checked my bank balance after and it had the balance, then the available balance under that, which was the balance minus the £90 which was what I expected.

    It stayed like that until I checked this morning (I know with building societies it does take a couple of days to go out) and its back up to the full balance, without the £90 taken off, with no trace of the transaction on my online statement.

    Just rang the council and they said its showing as paid on my balance with them, but to ring the bank to see what's going on, so I rang the bank and he said that he can't see where the £90 was paid, and as the council have emailed me saying it had been paid, plus the receipt number and autorisation code and has said they don't really have a leg to stand on if they now say I haven't paid it.

    Do I get really excited about having an extra £90 to spend, or do you think they will do a 'suprise' and take the money out of my account at a later date with no warning?

    Just really seeing if anyone else has had anything like this happen.



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    i would leave it as "not there" for now and if its still there in a wee while then spend it

    last thing you need is to spend it and then they try and take it and make you over-drawn or damage your credit rating as a failed DD

    you can obviously live wihtout it otherwise you wouldnt of paid it,

    if they dont take after a week then keep it :P
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    I think the money will miraculously disappear from your account in a day or so... I have had the same thing happen a few times when paying for things over the internet via my debit card. I think I am quids in then damn.. Oh oh there she goes....
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    Yeah as above looks like it's not gone then BAM!! where the bloody hell did that go lol

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    probably will go out shortly but shouldnt be taken now it is not earmarked anymore and is showing as available again so just be careful as very unlikely you will get away with it

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    I usually pay mine online and havent had this happen to me, I'd say leave it for 3-4 working days as it may still be clearing even though it's not showing.
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    Well checked this morning and its saying it went out yesterday

    Well Im glad I didnt spend the money lol


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