Pleo deals with two classifications of transactions: Authorisations and Presentments. We display them differently for admins and users, and it's understandable if things seem a bit confusing. Allow us to explain the difference!

The Expenses page in Pleo displays transactions according to the date of authorisation. The Exports page will pull transactions according to the date of presentment. Let's dive in further:

Authorisations: When you make a purchase, the funds are held in your bank account with plans to clear. Often the transaction will settle within a day, barring any disputes or currency conversion. In Pleo, pending expenses are authorisations. The date of authorisation will also help you distinguish between Monday's latte and Tuesday's latte from the same retailer :)

Presentments: Once the money actually leaves your bank account, the amount is called a presentment. This is the actual, final charge for that transaction. Bookkeepers love this stuff, they can't get enough of actual presentment value and date. That's why all exports from Pleo will list transactions according to the date of presentment, not the authorisation :)

Note: If an authorisation doesn't graduate to a presentment within 10 days, we receive a reversal of the authorisation and the expense will disappear from Pleo!

If you have any questions regarding authorisations and presentments, contact us in support

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