How to Find Your Routing Number for Your Bank or Credit Union

by Contributor ; Updated July 27, 2017
Writing Down Routing Number

A lot of times we send money electronically or have companies deposit funds right into our account by the information we provide them about our bank or credit union. Often, we are all very good about remembering our account number, but have a heck of a time remembering the routing number. Here are a few easy ways you can find your routing number.

Step 1

Call your bank or credit union. They should be able to provide this information to you.

Step 2

Look at one of your checks. Your account number and routing number will always be printed on your checks. See the photo, which shows where the routing number is typically printed.

Step 3

Go to your bank or credit union's website and log into your account. You may be able to look it up there.

Step 4

Ask an employee at your bank or credit union for a direct deposit slip, which should contain your routing number.


  • Be careful who you share your routing number with -- only share it with individuals or organizations that you trust to handle your confident financial information.

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