As some banks do not follow the formats below, be sure to check with your bank to verify what set of numbers/characters you need to submit an electronic check payment. In these standard examples, the line of numbers and special symbols at the bottom of one of your personal checks contains the information you will need to make your electronic check payment.
Some banks have the following format:
Other banks have the following format:
Your routing/transit number is the nine digit number which appears between the symbols on the bottom of your check.
Locate the string of numbers at the bottom of your check that matches the Check Number in the upper right-hand corner. This number is usually 4 digits, and may include a zero as the first digit.
The numbers that are left - those that are neither the Routing/Transit Number nor the Check Number - are your Account Number.