Expiry time for pending transactions?

Do pending transactions on a debit card have an ‘expiry’ time period per say?

Moreover, I had a transaction with an online retailer which went through as an error but I was still deducted money in BNZ mobile banking app as a ‘pending’ transaction. I know BNZ can’t ‘cancel’ a pending transaction but was wondering if it had an ‘expiry’ time and if it was just perpetually stuck in limbo. - (retailer also cannot cancel it as it hasn’t showed up on their end as it was an error)

Hi there, great question! If a pending transaction is not processed in about 5 working days the transaction should drop off on its own. - Adina.

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