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Two new Diners Club USA MasterCards. Applications suspended mid November 2014.

Two new Diners Club USA MasterCards. Applications suspended mid November 2014.

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Applications suspended 11.13.2014 for a "couple weeks".

Harris Bank is now accepting applications for two new consumer Diners Club MasterCards. There is no new account bonus or annual fee waiver. This thread discusses the cards benefits and rewards. Please click HERE to discuss the application process.

Premier $95 annual fee, $35 additional cards, EMV, No foreign transaction fee, Primary CDW, Airport lounge access, $1 = 1 point on all spending.

Elite $300 annual fee, $150 additional cards, EMV, No foreign transaction fees, Primary CDW, Trip Cancellation / Interruption reimbursement, Airport lounge access, $1 = 3 points for grocery stores, supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies and automobile fuel service stations when you pay at the pump, $1 = 1 point otherwise.

Diners Club Rewards airline and hotel transfer partners are discussed in THIS thread.

Many of the card travel benefits are listed in the Promotions section of the website.

A form to request cards for Authorized Users is HERE.
A form to setup Automatic Payments is HERE.

Differences between the legacy Professional cards and the new Consumer cards:
  • Card type. Professional = charge card; Consumer = credit card
  • Foreign transaction fees. Professional 3%; Consumer 0.
  • CDW vehicle value cap. Professional = $75,000 (Diners) or $100,000 (Carte Blanche); Consumer = $50,000
  • Other insurance. On cursory examination there appears to be differences in the carriers and terms of the other coverages. The Consumer coverages may be a standard package arranged by MasterCard, while the Professional coverages may be inherited from Citi. Someone would need to read carefully side-by-side to find the differences.


Mint.com and PersonalCapital.com does NOT currently work with this card however I have confirmed that they will add it once they receive at least 5 requests to do so. So, for those that have the card and use these sites please send a support ticket asking them to add "Diners Club International" at the URL: https://www.bmoharriscreditcards.com...sumer/Login.do .

Between the Consumer (personal), Professional (legacy), and Corporate Cards there are a variety of contacts for various needs:

Cardmember Customer Service
1-800-2-DINERS (1-800-234-6377)
Outside the US: 1-514-877-1577

Internet Help Desk
1-877-263-5018 (Mon-Sun, 24 hours a day)

Club Rewards
Customer Contact Center: 1-800-234-4034 (Mon-Sun, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET)

TTY Service for Hearing Impaired Customers

Professional and Consumer Cardmembers: 1-866-889-0889
Corporate Cardmembers (US and Canada): 1-866-859-2089
Corporate Cardmembers (Outside North America): 1-800-976-6037

Corporate Client Services: 1-800-964-9444 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET)

Corporate Sales Group: 1-800-999-9093 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET)

Travel Management Companies
For inquiries and lead referrals please email [email protected]
or call 1-800-999-9093.

Payment Address

Diners Club Professional
P.O. Box 6012
Carol Stream, IL 60197-6012

Diners Club Commercial / Corporate
P.O. Box 5732
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5732

Diners Club Consumer
P.O. Box 6012
Carol Stream, IL 60197-6012

Overnight Payment Address
BancTec Inc.
2100 A Corporate Drive
Addison, IL 60101

Wire transfer payment information

Bank Name: BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Account #: 1982143000
Account Name: Diners Wire Payments
Address: 111 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
ABA: 071000288
Swift code: HATRUS44
Payable to: Harris/Diners Club (include name/account#)
Cutoff time is 2pm CT

Insurance - Inquiries and Claims
•MasterRental Coverage (Primary Collision Damage Waiver Coverage)
•Purchase Assurance and Extended Warranty
•Common Carrier Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits
•Hotel/motel Burglary Coverage
•Travel Assistance Services
•Travel Accident Insurance
•Flight Delay Coverage
•Baggage Delay Coverage
•Lost or Damaged Luggage Coverage
•Master Assist
(US): 1-800-MC-ASSIST (1-800-622-7747)
(Outside the US): 636-722-7111 (collect); or en Español: 1-800-633-4466

RoadAssist Roadside Services
1-877-764-3576
(Outside the US): 904-636-3647 (collect)

Collections
Professional: 1-888-551-4881 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET)
Corporate: 1-888-551-4667 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET)
Consumer: 1-888-551-4881 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET)
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Old Sep 26, 14, 7:55 pm
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Exclamation Two new Diners Club USA MasterCards. Applications suspended mid November 2014.

https://www.dinersclubus.com/home/consumer-cards
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Old Sep 26, 14, 11:19 pm
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Wow. I had honestly convinced myself that they'd never do this.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 2:27 am
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Applied, instant approved.

They don't mention anything about the chip on the site though but according to the EMV thread their older cards did have PIN priority. Hopefully that's still the case but I wouldn't be surprised if PIN isn't asked for when using it.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 5:01 am
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There are now three types of cards: Consumer, Professional and Corporate. In recent years the Professional charge cards have functioned as both small business and personal cards. I do not see any indication that Harris Bank is accepting applications for the Professional cards, only for the new Consumer Diners Club Premier and Elite MasterCards. The 3% foreign transaction fee still applies to the Professional cards, even though it does not apply to the new Premier card which seems to be otherwise identical.

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Old Sep 27, 14, 7:06 am
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What is the difference between Elite and Premier? I only noticed Trip Cancellation Insurance and triple Club Reward points on come categories for Elite yet it is $205 more per year.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 11:18 am
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So if I want 0% forex, and already have the Professional, is it still an extra $95 to get the Consumer Premier card, or is there a waived / lower fee if you have both cards???

What (besides being a charge card and 3% forex) does the Professional card have that the Consumer Premier card doesn't?
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Old Sep 27, 14, 11:22 am
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What is the difference between Elite and Premier? I only noticed Trip Cancellation Insurance and triple Club Reward points on come categories for Elite yet it is $205 more per year.
Well, those categories where you earn triple points are the same ones (gas/grocery/drug) where generic Visa / MC gift cards are sold, so those into Manufactured Spending which well get more than $205 of value out of that.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 11:55 am
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Interesting development. Not sure there is a place for this card in my wallet, but since my corp card is diners I am assuming the club rewards accounts could be merged and this would be a way to earn bonus miles to either AA or AS. Neither of which are focus currencies for me, but that's paratially due to ones potential earn rate which this starts to address.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 11:56 am
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I wonder what the difference between the consumer and professional cards.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by SteveT View Post
...what the difference between the consumer and professional cards.
I expect we will find more:

  • Card type. Professional = charge cards; Consumer = credit cards (apparently, based on the fee disclosures)
  • Foreign transaction fees. Professional 3%; Consumer 0.
  • CDW vehicle value cap. Professional = $75,000 (Diners) or $100,000 (Carte Blanche); Consumer = $50,000
  • Other insurance. On cursory examination there appears to be differences in the carriers and terms of the other coverages. The Consumer coverages may be a standard package arranged by MasterCard, while the Professional coverages may be inherited from Citi. Someone would need to read carefully side-by-side to find the differences.
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Old Sep 28, 14, 10:33 am
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Is there a history of DC offering sign up bonuses? Wondering if there is any advantage to waiting to jump on this. I would hate to apply now and miss a bonus in a few weeks.

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Old Sep 28, 14, 11:49 am
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I though Diners only issued Diners
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Old Sep 28, 14, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
I though Diners only issued Diners
Back in the early/mid 2000 Diners Club issued in the US and Canada started to issue Diners under the Mastercard network. Diners issued in other countries under thenDiners network, which have alliance with Discover and JCB.
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Old Sep 28, 14, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
I though Diners only issued Diners
Diners Club does not issue cards. Diners Club International licenses banks to issue cards in a specified geographic area. For the past three decades this has not been apparent because Citibank owned both Diners Club International -and- was the card issuing franchisee in many areas.

In 2005 Citi converted the Canadian and USA franchises from the Diners Club network to MasterCard network. Later, Citi sold Diners Club International (the network operator) to Discover, and they sold the Canadian and USA card issuing franchises to the Bank of Montreal (BMO) which owns Harris Bank.

Originally Posted by G2244 View Post
Is there a history of DC offering sign up bonuses?
There is no relevant history. It has not been possible to apply for a USA (or Canadian) Professional (personal) card account since 2008. Citi stopped issuing new accounts several years before selling the franchise to BMO in 2010, and this is the first time that BMO/Harris Bank has accepted applications. Does Harris Bank offer new account bonuses on other cards?
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Does Harris Bank offer new account bonuses on other cards?
It appears that they do on at least one of their cards, although not what I would consider a very big one (5,000 points after first purchase - assuming I found the correct banking institution). https://www.bmoharris.com/us/persona...rd#page=page-1

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