DCS Name Change
Frequently Asked Questions for Cardholders
Diners Club (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is a private-owned financial institution (FI) that was incorporated in 1973 to exclusively issue Diners Club cards in Singapore. It is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Banking Act and licensed to issue credit cards and charge cards in Singapore.
The company has gone through a transformation and will establish itself as a complete cards centre, issuing more than just Diners Club-branded cards. As such, there is a need to change its registered name from Diners Club (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. to reflect the wider scope of cards issuance with other international payment networks including Union Pay, Visa and Mastercard.
DCS represents the abbreviation of the company's former name: Diners Club Singapore. Since its incorporation in 1973, the company brings almost 50 years of legacy in credit/charge cards issuance in Singapore. So, while the company is now evolving and investing in technology to expand its business, it is important to retain its rich heritage in our new company name.
The acronyms of DCS also form the pillars of our corporate mission: Continually leverage Digital and Data to connect our Customers to Swift, Secure and Seamless payment solutions.
As an entity, there is no difference between DCS and Diners Club (Singapore); it is the same licensed entity that continues to issue credit/charge cards in Singapore.
It is however noteworthy that Diners Club International is a brand that represents an international cards payment network (similar to Visa and Mastercard) and should not be confused with Diners Club (Singapore) which is a private-owned entity.
Updated 21 Oct 2022