Its been a while since i’ve been holding HDFC Business Regalia and i wanted to upgrade my card to the topmost version which is Infinia. However, as the requirements are pretty high for Infinia, i never gave a try, rather went for Diners Club Black as it has lucrative 10X reward points and unlimited lounge access across the globe, which appears to be best choice as i’m traveling quite often both for business & leisure these days.
HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card Approval & the Kit
Applied for Diners Club Black card on one fine day and got the card approved after chasing for a while. It didn’t take long as my usage was pretty decent on my Regalia, added to that my relationship with HDFC is pretty good, hence they don’t have a reason to reject. Once approved, it got delivered in a week. The welcome kit came with,
- Diners Black catalog
- Insurance cover docs
- Shopping vouchers like Kenneth Cole, Brooks & brothers, etc (nothing exciting)
- Terms & Conditions docs and
- The Diners Black CARD with Add-on Cards
The CARD: Map on the card shines a bit while you hold it near bright light else it will appear to be full black. It has Discover and Pulse logo on the backside of the card. Which means the card is accepted in discover/pulse terminals and payment gateways, like Paypal. Here’s how it looks:
I’ve requested for Add-On cards for my family hence it came with the same kit. Add-On Cards gonna be useful with Diners Black as it has unlimited complimentary lounge visits in any part of the world. It might help some day or other when i take my family for a holiday. But remember, you can’t use both primary & Add-on together.
While i received the card, within a week, there came the big news on Diners Club 10X Rewards Programme changes. Doesn’t matter much for Black card though, at-least for my level of usage. Hoping to have a great time with its rewards programme as its gonna give me more points for booking flight tickets, hotels and shopping with their preferred partners.
Update: I thought to update this thread due to overwhelming response/emails about this card. I understand everyone wanna get the top tier card. All you need to do is, hold a high relationship value with the Bank with nice usage on your old card. Once done, get in touch with your branch directly.
You may still contact me for a personal consultation/advice on how to get Diners Black Credit Card. Or, do you hold the Diners Black card already? Share your experience in comments below.