Your Routing Number Lookup
There are 4 main ways to find your Routing Number:
- Find Routing Number on Check
- Find Routing Number on Your Bank’s Website or Mobile App
- Call Customer Service
- Look It Up Online
Staying Safe Online
1) Find Routing Number on Check
The routing number is found in the lower left hand corner of your check. You will see this symbol at the beginning and end of the number:
On Your Deposit Slip
You can also find your bank’s Routing Number on your deposit slip.
2) Find Routing Number on Your Bank’s Website or Mobile App
Most banks, credit unions and other financial institutions list their Routing Numbers on their websites or apps. Some of the most popular bank websites are listed below:
For a bank not listed here or for more information, you can search for “[your bank name] routing number” in your browser, or SEARCH using our current database of Routing Numbers for the most popular U.S. banks.
3) Call Your Bank’s Customer Service
Call Customer Service at your bank, credit union, or financial institution. Once you have provided details identifying you as the owner of the account, a representative should be able to confirm your account’s Routing Number.
Bank of America’s main customer service number 800.432.1000
Chase Bank’s main customer service number 800.935.9935
Wells Fargo’s main customer service number 800.869.3557
Citigroup’s main customer service number 888.248.4226
4) Look It Up Online
You can search for any routing number on this website using the Search at the top of the screen.
You can also look up routing numbers in a public database. The ABA has a one-time lookup for individuals searching for a current Routing Number here. It is designed for one or two time use only and you must agree to their terms and conditions before looking up a number.
Can Routing Numbers Change?
Note that Routing Numbers do occasionally change, but it’s rare. For example, if two banks merged or if a bank is acquired by another bank or financial institution, your routing number could change. You should be given notice of the change with time to make adjustments if you are a verified account holder.
Be sure to confirm your Routing Numbers with your bank (or credit union or other financial institution) before any transaction if your bank has recently been acquired or has merged with another bank.
Are Routing Numbers Safe?
Routing Numbers are public knowledge, so they are information that anyone can get or have, legally. The only time it is unsafe for someone to have your bank’s Routing Number is when they ALSO have your checking account number. By impersonating you and having both your Routing Number AND your bank account number, they could potentially set up Bill Pay, ACH transactions, or other automatic payment using your funds.
Most institutions and retailers have fail-safe, fail proof methods for verifying and double checking that you are actually you when you set up auto payments. For example, legally, you have to authorize an ACH transaction that goes in or back out of your bank account.
ACH fraud is usually directed toward larger, commercial bank accounts, not individual or personal ones. However, DO NOT give out your account number to anyone (via email or in person) unless you can verify that the person is a legitimate representative.
STAY SAFE ONLINE
ACH withdrawals from your account should only be authorized via the secure webpage of a company or institution. Alternatively, you can authorize ACH withdrawals via written letter.