Any news on Diners Club cards?

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Any news on Diners Club cards?

Postby luisdaa » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:53 am

I know Discover bought Diners Club's network in 2008. BMO bought the rights to issue Diners Club cards in North America.

However, as of October 2011 Citi still issues Diners Club cards even though they don't accept new applications since 2009. What's the fate of this card? I wonder if BMO will try to revive this card in North America. I would really love to get a Diners Club card.


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Postby CC Deville » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:35 pm

I have not heard anything. Discover bought the network primarily so that Discover cards could be accepted abroad. Diners Club cards here in the US are branded as MasterCards...kind of defeats the purpose of having a premium card. American Express surpassed Diners Club decades ago and the market looks pretty flat. If it is brought back it will likely be marketed towards businesses and international travelers.

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Postby Money card » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:17 pm

your correct it's under Master card. However when Diners started using the Master card logo it was under citibank . years ago I rember seeing ads on lexington or madison ave the east side of NYC.

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Postby Money card » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:22 pm

luisdaa wrote:I know Discover bought Diners Club's network in 2008. BMO bought the rights to issue Diners Club cards in North America.

However, as of October 2011 Citi still issues Diners Club cards even though they don't accept new applications since 2009. What's the fate of this card? I wonder if BMO will try to revive this card in North America. I would really love to get a Diners Club card.


Just curious why do you want a card that's no longer around (except for people who already have the card?). would you want a
American express optima card?
just curious why do you want Diners club mastercard?

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Postby luisdaa » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:50 am

Money card wrote:Just curious why do you want a card that's no longer around (except for people who already have the card?). would you want a
American express optima card?
just curious why do you want Diners club mastercard?


I already have a Platinum AmEx. The only reason I want it it's because Diners Club is a legend. It was the first charge card. It would be like a collectible item. I'm willing to pay the $100 yearly fee. I just hope that once BMO completely takes over Diners Club, they start accepting personal accounts.

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Postby CC Deville » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:46 pm

I remember Telly Savalas did commercials for Diner's Club when I was a kid in the 80s. Diners Club is pretty much ancient history today; it couldn't compete and I am not sure Bank of Montreal is wanting to undertake such a job to make DC relvant again. They have their hands full with Harris Bank in Chicago and their recently acquired M&I Bank of Wisconsin.

You never know of course, but I believe Diners Club would be a hard sell to Americans these days. I certainly wouldn't pay to carry one-especially since they aren't accepted everywhere (assuming they would go back to their 14 digit account number without the MasterCard logo). From what I have read, even internationally, Diners Club is considered for of a business card than a personal card.

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Postby dragon452 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:02 pm

I had a Diner's Club card in the 1980s thru early '90's (a real one). It was a "business card"; you borrowed, and you paid the balance back immediately, few "perks", and hardly anybody accepted it anymore. I saw no reason to have one for its "prestige value", when even back then, I had platinum Visas and Mastercards with high limits. I don't think it will it will make a big splash when it comes back.

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Postby Dr.Mark » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:09 am

Diners is available here in the UK but...there's basically no one using it. Neither on business or personal level.
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Postby MemberSince 79 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:07 pm

Speaking of old cards no longer accepted, anyone remember Carte Blanche?

I had one back in the mid 70s before I qualified for my Amex. Just that and my BankAmericard.
Gold American Express, since 1979,
back when it meant something.
And a few other cash back cards as well.



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