What is a Routing Number and how do I find mine?
A Routing Number is a unique, nine-digit number that identifies your bank and helps facilitate electronic transactions such as funds transfers, direct deposits, digital checks, and bill payments. Each bank or credit union has its own Routing Number, which is typically based on the location of the bank where your account was opened.
To find your Routing Number, the easiest way is to check the bottom left-hand corner of your personal checks. Your Routing Number is the nine-digit code located before your account number. If you don't have a check handy, you can also log in to your bank's website or mobile app, where your Routing Number should be listed. Alternatively, you can call your bank's customer service line and ask for your Routing Number. If you receive paper statements, your Routing Number may also be listed there.
It's important to note that your Routing Number may be different for different types of transactions. For example, your Routing Number for wire transfers may be different from the Routing Number for direct deposits. If you're unsure which Routing Number to use for a particular transaction, it's always best to double-check with your bank.