How to Find a Bank Routing & Transit Number

It's easy to find a bank routing and transit number.

A bank routing and transit number is actually a nine-digit code appearing at the bottom of paper checks. The code is typically used for electronic transfers of monetary funds. The identifying information is used to route the funds to the proper location. It is often required for setting up payroll deposits, and in some cases for wire transfers. Depending on the situation, the nine-digit code is referred to as RTN, routing transit numbers, check routing numbers, or ABA numbers.

Step 1

Locate one of your personal checks. Look at the face of the check. The routing and transit number will appear on the bottom left corner in the form of a nine-digit code. It is the first set of numbers you see at the bottom.

Step 2

Contact customer service at your bank and ask them for the routing and transit numbers. If you have a debit card you can look for a phone number on the back of the card.

Step 3

Go to an online routing number locator website such as Enter the name of your bank and perform a search. The result is displayed.

Step 4

Go to your local bank branch and inquire with them. They can provide you with the information you need.

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