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Transaction Based Controls

These controls allow you to specify spend controls on the card. All Transaction controls are set in a single currency with the transaction being converted to this control currency in realtime. You can select from a number of currencies to be used for Transaction Controls.

Transaction Controls can be:

  • Per-transaction: Through this control, you can specify how much you want the card to allow for each transaction in a given currency. This control is especially useful when you set up single-use cards for specific payments
  • Daily transaction: Through this control, you can specify the maximum card spend for each day
  • Weekly transaction: Through this control, you can specify the maximum card spend for each week
  • Monthly transaction: Through this control, you can specify the maximum card spend for each calendar month
  • All time: Through this control, you can specify the maximum card spend during its valid period

Reviewing Remaining Spend

You can review the remaining spend amounts for each transaction control using the API.

curl --request GET \
--url 'https://api-demo.airwallex.com/api/v1/issuing/cards/limits' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ0b20iLCJyb2xlcyI6WyJ1c2VyIl0sImlhdCI6MTQ4ODQxNTI1NywiZXhwIjoxNDg4NDE1MjY3fQ.UHqau03y5kEk5lFbTp7J4a-U6LXsfxIVNEsux85hj-Q'

Transaction Control Behaviour

  • Card debits such as authorisations and purchases are deducted from the transaction limit(s) corresponding to the time of debit transaction
  • Card credits such as authorisation releases, reversals, refunds and merchant credits are restored to the transaction limit(s) corresponding to the time of credit transaction