Hold security deposits instead of charging/refunding

ihor, is there anyway to make the security deposit just a hold on a credit card, and not an actual charge upfront?

For example, when I rent a car, the rental company usually puts a deposit hold but does not actually charge the credit card upfront.

As far as I know there’s no easy way to do this because payment services have their own expirations for holding funds, e.g. PayPal allows this for up to 40 days (so making a booking that ends later than 40 days from today wouldn’t be possible, the deposit would be returned earlier).

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