More Information About Routing and Account Numbers
Most banks and financial institutions use their nine-digit routing number to identify themselves during electronic transactions.
The number begins with 0, 1, 2 or 3, and is always nine digits. It usually appears underneath the bank's name and address on your check.
If your check displays an ACH number (uncommon), use the ACH number instead of the routing number.
This number is usually located in the bottom left corner of your checks. Sometimes, spaces, punctuation or other characters appear before the number; these should not be included when entering your nine-digit number.
Tip: Do not look for your routing or ACH number on the deposit slip; always look for it on the check.
If you can't find the routing number or are not sure, contact your financial institution or visit their website. You'll want the electronic direct deposit (or direct debit) routing number, as some larger banks use different routing numbers for electronic versus paper transactions.
If your savings and checking accounts are at the same institution, the routing or ACH numbers should be the same. Again, don't look for these numbers on the deposit slip.