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to locate or verify active routing numbers for banks, credit unions and other depository institutions. Although, the data is from sources deemed reliable, information is subject to change and is provided for information purposes only. Information is without warranty.
Enter the FULL 9-DIGIT routing transit number,
for example "072000326" or "063102152", This allows you to check the
accuracy of a number provided.
Enter the full or partial name of the
institution, for example "SunTrust Bank" or "Wells Fargo", This allows you
to find all routing numbers for that institution.
Understanding and Converting Fractional Routing Numbers
What's A Routing Transit Number:
Each United States operating bank or depository
institution has it's own transit number or "routing number". It is a
nine digit code, which identifies the issuing bank for check sorting,
funding, wire transfers and ACH transactions (debits/credits). You see them
as those funny looking numbers on the bottom edge of a check or treasury
warrant. That funny type font is usually printed in magnetic ink and is
read by a magnetic ink character reader, called a "MICR." Today, newer technology
can read them optically with an optical character reader (OCR), which has
reduced the requirement of magnetic ink.
This code was originated by the American Bankers
Association (ABA) in 1911, and they remain the numbering assignment
authority today. For years, the number has been publically referred to as
Number®, which is a trademark of the ABA. More commonly though is
referred to as an "RTN" or routing number.
Before the advent of MICR machines in the late
1950's, all checks had the fractional format (XX-XX/XXXX).
Oftentimes, these fractional codes are what people write on their deposit
slips. These numbers
can be converted via an algorithm into their 9-digit
equivalent. FindRoutingNumbers.com has a convenient tool to convert
fractional routing numbers, see Understanding and Converting
Fractional Routing Numbers.