Does Diners Club still offer personal cards in Australia?

Mattg

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I've just been having a look at the Diners Club website, and none of the personal cards appear to be advertised.


If you click on the "individual" tab, which used to bring up the Frequent Flyer Diners Club cards (linked to Qantas) and Diners Club cards (which earn Diners Club Rewards points), you just get a generic "members area" page. But if you click on the "business" or "corporate" tabs, there are cards advertised.

Am I missing something or has Diners Club withdrawn its cards for new applications?
 

Bell21

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I still have a personal card but no idea if new applications still open given Citibank changes in oz
 

Happy Trails

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I called last month to get the annual fee waived and happened to enquire about switching from Qantas rewards to Diners.
They said that couldn't be done and would require starting a new application from scratch.
I didn't take it any further, but it suggests that the plain card is still available.
 

Supersonic Swinger

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For what it's worth, Diners Club isn't listed as an option on Qantas' Cards and Banking page as I write this:

[removed link - appears to have nasty tracking cookies attached when coming from AFF]
 
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I have had a personal Diners card since 1991...grandfathered fee free for life. Keep it for free lounge access, esp in OS destinations.
 
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albyd

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I've recently re-started using mine. It's mostly a glorified MC. The AF did post the other day and I called up and politely asked for a waiving of the AF. They offered me 2,000 points which I declined. A day later, they've come back and confirmed a waiving of my AF. We'll see what happens under NAB. I'm happy to keep mine at nil or half AF. If they can ramp up DC to anywhere near its former glory days, it will be the card to hold.

Out of curiosity, I did go onto the DC site and you're right, there doesn't seem to be a way of applying - even with the old paper based application I did long after everyone had moved to online and instant decisioning. thought they'd want to fatten it up before sale.
 
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woodyren

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I received a Diners card with my new Citibank Rewards Mastercard. It was free so I thought why not.

Know virtually nothing but at a quick glance it has zero foreign currency conversion fee and 2 rewards pts per dollar spend.

So it will be of value for OS spend and also a better return than the Citi card on regular spend.

Any other upsides or downsides with this companion card?
 

AedenR

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Direct individual applications are on hold, Diners support told me in September. So, companion card is the only way to get a non-business Diners at the moment anyway.

Citibank T&Cs say you don't get lounge access with the companion card. Benefits seem limited to the zero-foreign currency fee and points earn.

I think you still get insurance if you use the Diners for purchases, which could be good if you use it somewhere without a surcharge. You might want to try adding your Diners to PayPal so you can use it more places – I think people have had mixed results doing that.
 

theblank

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I received a Diners card with my new Citibank Rewards Mastercard. It was free so I thought why not.

Know virtually nothing but at a quick glance it has zero foreign currency conversion fee and 2 rewards pts per dollar spend.

So it will be of value for OS spend and also a better return than the Citi card on regular spend.

Any other upsides or downsides with this companion card?
Diners uses their own conversion rate, rather than the equivalent of Visa/MC rate. The Diners rate varies and my analysis long ago from memory is that they seem to convert about the day it posts to your account, rather than the transaction date and is about ~1.2%.

That doesnt mean Citibank is lying. They are passing on the exact AUD of the transaction. At end of the day if you dont have a points earning overseas card, then it serves a good purpose. Especially that I use it on Paypal all the time.
 

CaptJCool

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Diners uses their own conversion rate, rather than the equivalent of Visa/MC rate. The Diners rate varies and my analysis long ago from memory is that they seem to convert about the day it posts to your account, rather than the transaction date and is about ~1.2%.

That doesnt mean Citibank is lying. They are passing on the exact AUD of the transaction. At end of the day if you dont have a points earning overseas card, then it serves a good purpose. Especially that I use it on Paypal all the time.
Yea they get you two ways on the QF branded cards

one on the lousy foreign exchange rate calculation
two on the 3% foreign exchange conversion fee
 

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