Why is there an extra $1 charge on my credit card statement?

Well done for spotting this, you financially savvy FW member! The good news is that it's nothing to worry about.

When members use our checkout to purchase a membership, our payment gateway sends a $1 request to the relevant issuing institution to verify that the card is valid and the bank will allow the purchase to be authorised. 

This $1 charge will not be charged to you and will usually disappear from your statement within a fortnight. 

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