With automated clearance, you can create cards with a very short lifespan. You can have card types which automatically clear card even just after one day after the card is created. The closer a clearance date is to the date of its creation, the less funds on a card are exposed, reducing the chances of fraud.
If you plan to use a card as soon as you create it we recommend you set the clearance date to one or two days after creating the card.
If you plan to use the card for a hotel spend in the near future, we suggest you set the clearance date to a couple of days following hotel check out.