How To: Identifying Numbers On Your Check

Category: Education | Date Posted : September 19, 2017

How to Find Your Check Routing Number

Finding your 9-digit check routing number is useful when you’re setting up direct deposits or automatic payments.

At the bottom of your check are 3 groups of numbers: your routing number, account number and check number.

Routing number

The bank’s routing number is the first set of numbers in the lower left corner of your check. Routing numbers (or sometimes also called an ABA number) are 9-digits that are used to identify the financial institution associated with your account.
The character symbol around the numbers is not part of the routing number on a check. Routing numbers are public. The First Bank Financial Centre's routing number is 075902421
You can also find our routing number at the bottom of our website in the right hand corner.

Account number

You’ll find your account number on your check immediately after the routing number. It’s the longer of the last 2 groups of numbers.  You can see it by looking at your personal checks or signing in to your account online. Your account number is private and unique to your bank account.

Check number

The check number is usually the last set of numbers on your personal check. It’s also the shortest set of numbers on the check, typically 3 or 4 digits long. Your check number helps you keep track of which check you’re writing. This number it is also listed on the top right of your check.

Check Example showing routing number

*This is a sample check.

Category: Education
Date Posted : September 19, 2017