Explaining Available to Authorize

Available to Authorize (ATA) functionality allows single use virtual credit cards or lodge (multi use) virtual credit cards to be approved or declined at the point of sale based on the amount of funds available.

With ATA, your available cash balance is not affected until the supplier’s “swipe” of the
card is approved. Below is how we calculate your Available to Authorize:

  • Cash Balance + Sales Allowance + Overage Allowed + Purchase Returns - Approved Authorizations that have taken place in the past four rolling calendar days that have not settled and been accounted for in the Daily Accounting File

ATA can be increased by funding your Cash Balance and/or increasing your Sales Allowance. Unlike ATI, there is no change when terminating cards.

To retrieve your Available Funding as it relates to Available to Authorize via API use the API documentation found HERE.

Low ATA notification alerts are available, but optional. If you have an alert configured in your Bridge portal, you will receive an email alert if your ATA balance goes under a set threshold. Based on your needs, you can adjust the threshold amount that triggers this alert and the email addresses that receive the alert.