How to Read a Check for Banking Information for Direct Deposit

How to Read a Check for Banking Information for Direct Deposit

Step 1

Locate the bank routing number on the bottom of the check. The routing number will be in the lower left corner of the check. It will contain nine numbers.

Step 2

Locate your checking account number on the bottom of the check. The checking account number will be to the right of the bank routing number. The number of digits of an account number will vary depending on the bank. The number of the individual check is often included after the account number. Do not include this when recording the account number.

Step 3

Find your name and address on the check. These items should be in the top left corner of the check. It is important to use the exact same spelling for your name and address that is on your check when filling out a direct deposit request form.