A routing number is a number that identifies where your bank account was opened.
Each bank will have their own unique routing number, so it makes it easy to identify where your bank account was opened.
A routing number can also be referred as a RTN, ABA routing number, or a transit number (often in Canada).
You need to know your routing number for a variety of reasons. For example, your employer may need it to perform direct deposit to your bank account.
Two Main Places To Get Your Chase Routing Number
There are two main places you can get your routing number:
1. By logging into Chase.com – If you are a Chase liquid customer, you find your account and routing number by logging in to Chase.com
2. On your personal check – If you have a checking account, you can find your chase routing number at the very bottom of the check. The first set of numbers (9 digits long) is the routing number (also called the transit number). This is a unique number specific to the branch you opened your bank account with.
The next set of numbers (9 numbers long) is the checking account number. This is your actual amount number.
And the last set of digits is the check number. This number is simply the sequence of checks to help you keep track of what checks you’ve used. For example, it will start at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, etc. until you’ve used all your checks.
Note: sometimes, the account number and check sequence number can be reversed. Your checking account number will be longer than the check serial number, so that’s an easy way to identify which one is which if you get confused.
Below is an example of a Chase check from Chase.com. Use it as a visual to understand how to get your routing number and account number from your check.
If you do not have a check to get your routing number, you can also use the table below to get your routing number for the area you live in.
|New York – Downstate||021000021|
|New York – Upstate||022300173|
The table above gives you just your Chase routing number. You will need to get your account number as well to complete the entire “account number”. Your account number can be found in your online banking account with Chase or you can call Chase as well. To contact Chase for your routing number, call 1-800-242-7338
To get your routing number for Chase, find the region you live in above and then add that number to your bank account number.