Automatic settlements can be set up in your Rate groups settings.
It involves ensuring that the Settlement option is set to Automatic.
Virtual Credit Cards (VCC), which are typically sent to Mews through Channel Manager reservations, Mews tries to charge based on their setup of automatic settlement trigger, and then on the day of arrival of the guest, since this is how most of the VCCs are set up - chargeable only from arrival date on. However, if it fails we give it a try once again on the day after arrival.
This means that if a VCC is attempted to be charged earlier, it will fail and cause the charge failed in the Payments tab of the guest profile.
Therefore to ensure that VCCs are charged properly the settlement trigger will need to be set to Start.
Please keep in mind that If the payment will fail we try it again on the day after arrival.