How to Find Your Bank Routing Number

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.

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

How many digits is a routing and account number?

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.

How do I find out what bank account number belongs to?

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.

What is the routing number on a debit card?

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.

Can routing number be 8 digits?

No. Routing numbers are always 9 digits long. Account numbers on the other hand can be much longer than 9 digits.

How do I find my routing number without a check?

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.

Is account number written on ATM card?

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.

How many digits is an account number?

Most account numbers fall within the range of 8 to 12 digits with some banks having account numbers as long as 18 digits.