Chicago Automobile Trade Association

CATA names trio of preferred check, credit card processors for dealers

October 5, 2018
The CATA Member Benefits Committee works to establish and maintain preferred partner relationships with allied members that offer programs with unique value to dealer members and to the CATA.
The CATA this year elevated three credit card processors to recommended status: Dealer Pay, Heartland Payment Systems, and USBank/Elavon-Merchant Services. In recognizing these organizations, the CATA believes that all dealer members can benefit from the expertise and services the selected organizations provide. 
Following are descriptions of each.
Dealer Pay
Dealer Pay specializes in providing dynamic and dealer-specific payment acceptance; Credit Card Processing, Check/ACH card processing, Point-Of-Sale software/hardware, Gateway/Hosted/Mobile Payments, Rewards/Loyalty, Security, Communications, Support and Account Management.  
The company has 20 years’ experience customizing solutions for dealers, to optimize their business operations with improved processes and customer-focused solutions to increase profitability. 
Dealer Pay strives to provide transparent pricing at competitive rates, top-notch service and support and ongoing advances specific to the automotive industries.  
For more information on the company’s solutions or to obtain a no-obligation cost/service analysis, contact or (888) 848-3812. 
Heartland Payment Solutions
Today’s customers expect to purchase whatever they want quickly and easily, while knowing their personal data is being protected. Heartland Payments Systems have that in mind, too, and thus was selected as a preferred payments provider for CATA members. Heartland ensures that every transaction from a dealership is protected and backed by a comprehensive breach warranty.
When considering options for the membership, feedback underscored that selecting a credit card processing company can be exhausting and expensive. Business owners are spending an average 3.5 percent to accept card payments. Heartland’s pricing model is fair and easy to understand, and a dealership’s funds are available the next business day.   
Contact Chicagoland-based Shannon Filip at (414) 931-9039 and to learn more about Heartland’s full suite of business solutions: Lending, HR/Payroll, Customer Analytics and more.
USBank/Elavon Payment Solutions
USBank accepts all the payment types a dealer’s customers want to use. The company has partnered with Elavon, a leading payment processor, to provide innovative payment solutions to enhance a dealer’s business.
Customers today want their payments accepted in a number of ways: in store, online, over the phone or by mobile wallet. That doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated, which is where Elavon can help. Elavon offers a simple, cost-effective payment processing program backed by the highest standard of customer service.
The advantages of choosing Elavon include:
• Accept all major credit, debit, corporate, and purchasing cards.
• Smart/Chip/EMV terminals, mobile wallet payment technology, in-person, online and tablet solutions for all of a dealer’s business needs. And hundreds of third-party POS systems connect to Elavon. 
• Make payments more secure with encryption and tokenization through the company’s Safe-T solution.
Get a free competitive analysis by contacting Jerry Halley at (312) 405-7058 or


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