Help to Find Numbers

The image below shows how to locate your account number and routing number.

Getting AccountNumber and Routing number from a bank check
Getting AccountNumber and Routing number from a bank check

The line of numbers and special symbols at the bottom of one of your personal checks contains the information you need to make your direct deposit election.

Routing/Transit Number Your routing/transit number is the nine digit number which appears between the |: symbols on the bottom of your check.

Account Number Your account number usually appears to the right of the routing-transit number. It can be up to 17 positions in length and contains only digits and possibly hyphens. (A hyphen looks like this when it appears on a check.) If the account number printed on your check contains spaces, you don't need to enter the spaces.

Note: Some banks display the check number to the left of the account number. Be sure you don't include the check number as part of the account number.