Routing # vs Account Number: What is the Difference?

  • Account and routing numbers work together to identify your account and ensure that your money ends up in the right place
  • Both numbers are required to complete many basic banking transactions
  • The routing number indicates the bank where your account is held
  • The account number is your unique identifier at that bank

What will I need my Routing Number for?

  • Re-ordering checks
  • Auto-pay for consumer bills
  • Establish direct deposit
  • Tax payments