Frequently asked questions
Finding Your Routing Number
How do I find my routing number?
Your routing number is the nine-digit code on the bottom left-hand side of your check. You may be asked for it when setting up services such as direct deposit, automatic payments, or wire transfers.
Don’t have a check handy? You can also find your routing number by visiting our Routing Number Lookup and selecting the state in which you opened your account.
What is a routing number?
A routing number identifies the bank and state your money is coming from. The routing number is basically an electronic address for bank transactions made among financial institutions in the United States. It’s also known as a ABA RTN or American Bankers Association Routing Transit Number.
What are the other numbers on my check?
The numbers at the bottom of your check are, in order, the nine-digit routing number, your account number, and the check number. The check number is also in the upper right corner of the check.
What is an account number?
The account number on your check identifies your individual account. Whereas your routing number is specific to your bank and state, your account number is specific to you. Therefore, it’s important to safeguard your account number against theft to prevent fraudulent charges.
How do I find my account number?
Here are three ways you can find your account number:
- Personal checks: Your account number is the set of numbers to the right of your routing number and to the left of the ⑈ symbol on your check.
- Online Banking: You can also find your account number through Online Banking. Once logged in to your online profile, access the Account Summary section. Next to the last four digits of the account number, find the “Show” link. Click on the “Show” link to obtain your full account number.
- Monthly bank statement: Your monthly bank statement will also include your account number. The account number will be in the upper right-hand corner of your statement.
What is a check number?
The check number helps you keep track of the checks you write. Your checks are numbered in sequential order, for example: “1001,” “1002,” and so on. This helps you keep track of whether a check is missing or still needs to be processed by your bank.
Where is the check number located?
Your check number appears in two places on your checks:
- In the top right-hand corner of your check
- On the bottom right-hand side your check, separated from your account number by the ⑈ symbol