Your checks contain important information you'll need when sending and receiving funds. A bank's branch number, which is different than either its routing number or your account number, is used to identify different branch locations in the same area. You can find a bank's branch number in several locations.
How to Find the Branch Number of a Bank
You can find your bank's branch number in the following ways:
- Look on your checks for the bank in question. The branch number is usually found in the upper right-hand corner, though this option is not available at all banks.
- You can usually find your bank's branch number
on its website under frequently asked questions (FAQs).
- Call your bank's customer service department. The representative
can provide the branch number where you first opened your account.
Some banks require that you provide the branch number when ordering checks, although this practice has been discontinued at some banks.
How to Find the Branch Number on a Check
Start by finding the check number on your checks. The check number should be found in the upper right corner of your checks.
Once you've found the check number, look below it and you should see a smaller number. This number is your branch number. It is usually two digits. It represents the branch you first opened your bank account at. For example, if you opened your bank account at your bank's first branch, the branch number would most likely be "01."
If you can't find your branch number, it could be in another location on the check. Your branch number may also be located on the right hand side of the routing number.
If you are using checks without check numbers, you might still be able to locate the branch number on the right hand side of the check.
What is a BSB number?
A BSB (short for Bank-State-Branch) is a six-digit number used by banks in Australia. A bank's BSB number distinguishes between banks and branches in Australia.
When sending and receiving money, you must have the receiving party’s account and BSB number.
Your bank should provide you with your BSB number when opening your account. You can usually find the number on its website.