What is a Routing Number?
A routing number is a nine-digit number that is unique to which bank you use and functions like an address for the bank. It’s an important number to know as it’s necessary for direct deposit setups as well as fund transfers, digital checks and paying bills.
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Find Your Routing Number on a Check
With a check from your bank in hand, locate the bottom left corner. There you can find your bank’s routing number.
Find Your Routing Number With Online Banking
First login to your online banking website or app.
Usually there you can find an “Account Info” section, or in some instances like Chase there is a button that reads “Account & routing numbers.”
Frequently Asked Questions About Routing Numbers
Both the routing number and account number can be found at the bottom of a check. Routing numbers are 9 digits long, whereas account number can be up to 17 digits long.
Use the routing number next to the account number on a check to identify which bank the account belongs to. If you know the name of the bank but not the routing number you can simply visit the bank’s website or call.
Debit cards do not display your bank’s routing number. Instead look for the routing number on the bottom of a check or login to your online banking.
No. Routing numbers are always 9 digits long. Account numbers on the other hand can be much longer than 9 digits.
You have a couple options to find a routing number without a check. You could login to your online banking account to find your routing number. Otherwise you can simply call your bank.
On the front face of debit card, a 16 digits’ code is written. First 6 digits are Bank Identification Number and the rest 10 digits are Unique Account Number of the card holder.
Most account numbers fall within the range of 8 to 12 digits with some banks having account numbers as long as 18 digits.