Routing Number Checker

example: 011000015

How to check Routing numbers

If you want to validate a routing number, simply enter it into the box above. We won't view or store any bank information when you use the routing number checker tool.

What is a Routing number?

A routing number may also be called an ABA routing number, routing transit number or an RTN.

Routing numbers are unique identifiers which show the bank location where you opened your account. Routing numbers are also used to prove that banks are federal or state chartered and have a Federal Reserve account.

You'll find you're often asked for your routing number. That's because your routing number is used along with your account number to identify your account and where it is held. If you're sending or receiving a wire transfer, you'll likely need this information. You'll also often need it to set up or receive direct payments, order checks online, pay your taxes or pay bills.

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Routing number example

Routing numbers are 9 digits long. The easiest way to find your routing number is to take a look at one of your checks. Usually you'll find 3 separate sets of digits there:

  • The first set - which is 9 digits long - is likely to be your routing number.
  • The second set of numbers should be your account number - the length might vary depending on your specific bank.
  • The third set of numbers will be the check number within the book.

Some banks choose to show their account and routing numbers in a different order on their checks, so do verify the numbers being used if you're unsure.

How to find a Routing number?

If you have a routing number but want to validate it, use the routing number checker tool above.

If you have a routing number but want to validate it, use the routing number checker tool above.

It's worth noting that some banks use different routing numbers for wire transfers and international payments, compared to the routing number required if you want to order more checks or set up a direct debit payment. If you're unsure which routing number to use, it's worth checking with your bank directly. Getting the routing number wrong can result in transaction delays, and even extra fees if your payment goes to the wrong account.