Merchant Support Questions & Answers What is the difference between initial and standing amount? The difference can be only with pre-authorisation type of authorisations. This type of authorisation can be voided or finalised in a smaller amount than initial authorisation. For example initial amount was 10 euros and standing amount is 7 euros. Last Updated: 6 months ago in Questions & Answers Did this article answer your question? Related Articles Brand guidelines for MasterCard and VISA How to change email address on the payment page? What is Open Banking? What is processing account? What is EMV 3DS? What is PSD2?