Diners Club UK closing personal cards

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Old Dec 31, 18, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by tmiw View Post
....imply that the cap applies to DC too.
Apparently it does apply to a co-branded Diners product, but might not apply to Diners own brand cards. Explanation here regarding American Express (UK):

https://www.headforpoints.com/2017/0...-for-the-card/
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Old Jan 1, 19, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Apparently it does apply to a co-branded Diners product, but might not apply to Diners own brand cards. Explanation here regarding American Express (UK):

https://www.headforpoints.com/2017/0...-for-the-card/
If Diners Club is affected in exactly the same way as Amex that would explain why there haven't been other airlines or hotel chains launching Diners Club cards. It does make the Miles & More Diners Club partnership look even more strange.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 6:11 am
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I thought that there would be some sort of personal charge card sooner or later. Bit unsure about the contactless on the Diners Club Card though. I’m assuming that this will only work if the merchant is set up to accept DC. Hopefully the limit on card usage per 24 hours won’t be there anymore as that stopped me using the card on occasion.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:35 pm
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I hate to hear this.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 6:04 am
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So the new DC card is up and running. Had mine last week. The companion MasterCard is a good idea. Both are working, but the contactless on the DC doesn’t appear to work anywhere, the terminal asks for the card to be inserted. There seems to be other countries issuing M&M co-branded cards too.

Points/miles issued on all card purchases regardless of which card you use. Should be easy enough to rack up the points!
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Old Jan 30, 19, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by justinghaynes View Post
... seems to be other countries issuing M&M co-branded cards too. ...
Diners Club cards? Can you post a link to an example?
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Old Jan 30, 19, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Diners Club cards? Can you post a link to an example?
https://dinersclub.ch/en/private-cus...les-more-card/

https://www.miles-and-more.com/onlin...d=2568578&l=en

These are two I found. Seems to be the same set up. A Diners Club card and a companion MasterCard.

Maybe this is why they closed the original UK personal cards, as they must have partnered with Lufthansa/M&M.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 1:09 pm
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I guess that Cornercard UK (issuer of the UK MasterCard) is related to Corner Bank (issuer of the Swiss cards.)?
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Old Feb 4, 19, 5:46 pm
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Yes, it is. They hold the licence for DC in Switzerland and also acquired Diners Club Italia apparently.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by justinghaynes View Post
There seems to be other countries issuing M&M co-branded cards too.
Here in Austria Miles and More had an offer for "Diners Club Vintage Card" for free for the first year, which seems to be their top tier. I applied for it, and my application was accepted. I went for it purely because of the free access to lounges (I already have the other Austria based benefits with my Austrian CC). It seems to be the same lounges as the priv pass - I shall see if it actually works next month!
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Old Feb 21, 19, 9:24 am
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Question... for MasterCard Lufthansa UK card, can you add it to Curve?
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