Depending on their bank, some customers may see a charge from your company marked as ‘recurring’ on their statement, even if you only charged their card once.
This happens in some cases when a card is originally saved on filed and then charged later. To maintain PCI compliance, our payment processor Stripe cannot store CVC codes after initially verifying the customer’s card. So when a payment is made later with saved card information, Stripe will mark the payment as ‘recurring’ so the bank knows why the charge request is missing that information.
To increase the likelihood that your charges will be approved, we mark all charges being made with a saved customer as ‘recurring’. This tells the bank that the CVC code isn’t present because the payment information was stored for recurring use.
The ‘recurring’ flag may show up on your customers’ statements, but doesn’t necessarily indicate the customer is subscribed to a recurring billing plan.
Read more about recurring charges on Stripe’s website.