About Us

Journey through the Diners Club story

About Diners Club

Follow us on our journey, so that it might inspire yours. Diners Club began its proud history in 1950, all because a man named Frank McNamara had dinner in a New York restaurant but left his cash in another suit, leaving him unable to pay the bill without his wife having to bail him out. He resolved never to be embarrassed again and founded Diners Club.

Now, Diners Club International Ltd. is a direct banking and payment services company owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), one of the most recognized brands in US financial services. We provide a range of payment options, benefits and exclusive offers—in partnership with leading merchants, restaurants and service-industry brands around the world. Diners Club membership is for the select global citizen who wants to experience the best the world has to offer.

Our Legacy

Revisit the past and learn about our deep-rooted history. Diners Club started in 1950 as the world’s very first multipurpose charge card. Over the years, we’ve expanded and changed, quickly transforming a local card into a global revolution.

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Experience distinction in dining and travel. Diners Club supports global dining and entertainment partnerships, so that all its Clubmembers have access to unique benefits and Privileges around the world.

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Diners Club Careers

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Investor Relations

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