Routing numbers are nine-digit numbers that identify your bank or credit union. Banks and other financial institutions use this number to prevent mix-ups in case bank names sound or look alike.
How to find your routing number
If you have a check book handy, you can look at the bottom left corner of your check. It's the first nine digits - make sure you include any zeros at the beginning or end.
If you don’t have a check close by, you can also look for your routing number in a few other places:
- Your bank’s website
- Your last bank statement
- By calling your bank’s local branch
- The American Bankers Association’s routing number lookup