My bank put £19 on ‘hold’ for a £4.50 hospital parking charge

It was taken from my account after checking in at the Royal
Surrey County hospital

A car parking payment machine at the Royal Surrey County
hospital in Guildford looks like something from a cross

between Blake’s 7 and The Krypton Factor.

Among its half-dozen wordy commands on the tiny screen
is that you check in with your bank card
and check
out before you leave. People
were getting
extremely stressed and upset by its complexity.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
My bank put £19 on ‘hold’ for a £4.50 hospital parking charge