When a direct booking request (not a reservation!) is submitted, an authorization hold will be placed on your credit card for the amount of the booking total to ensure there are enough funds available on your account. A hold is often stated as a "pending" or "processing" transaction in your bank statement. The card you have on file will not be charged in full until the direct booking request is accepted by the host.
In case of a reservation, a space provider has to accept the reservation and then you have 72 hours (only workdays) to book the room. When you enter your payment details to book the reservation, you will be charged.
Please pay within 14 days if you choose "pay by invoice" as your payment method.