Your Wells fargo routing number is a number that represents where your bank account was first opened.
Your routing number is sometimes also referred to a transit number.
Along with your routing number, you also have a checking account number. Your checking account number is unique to you.
Together, your Wells Fargo Routing number and your checking account number make up a unique number that identifies your bank account.
You will need this combination of numbers for a variety of reasons, however, the most common reason why you would need it is for direct deposit purposes. For example, employers will need to know where to deposit your money to pay you, and they need to know what your routing/transit number is, as well as your checking account number.
Other reasons why you may need your routing/account number is to perform transactions like direct payment of bills, perform electronic funds transfers, or make a tax payment from your bank account, or receive direct deposit for tax returns.
Either of the above situations require your routing/bank account numbers.
I’ll show you how to find both your routing and checking account number below:
How To Find Your Wells Fargo Routing Number
Your routing number can be found in a number of ways.
The easiest way is to grab your check book and look at the bottom of it. You’ll find 3 sets of numbers. The bottom left number is your routing number. It is always the bottom left. It will be a 9 digit number.
If you don’t have checks, then you can use the table below to find your routing number. It’s important to find the State that you OPENED your account in. It’s not the State you currently live in, because that can be different from the place you opened your bank account.
|State/Region||Routing Number||State/Region||Routing Number|
|District of Columbia||054001220||Oregon||123006800|
|Iowa||073000228||Texas – El Paso||112000066|
|Mississippi||062203751||North Mariana Islands||121042882|
|Nebraska||104000058||American Forces Abroad||121042882|
You can click here and visit Wells Fargo’s website to get instructions on how to find your routing and account number as well. You can also call Wells Fargo at 1-800-868-3557
How To Find Your Wells Fargo Account Number
Your account number can be found on your checks as well. It is the second set of numbers, in the middle between the routing number and account number on your check. It’s a longer digit number like your routing number.
Your account number identifies your account and it will be unique.
Together, your account number and your routing number identifies your bank account information. Whenever you need to perform direct deposits or automatic withdrawals, you’ll need both these numbers to identify your bank account.
Below is an example of a personal check from Wells Fargo. As you can see, the bottom left number is your routing/transit number, and the number beside it is your account number. And the last number (000) is your check serial number – which identifies which check this is.
If you are looking for a SWIFT code, CHIPS or Dewier ABA number, then you can visit this link here. It will give you a table of routing codes for Wells Fargo’s in the US and internationally.
If you have trouble obtaining your routing/account numbers, I recommend speaking to a Wells Fargo banking representative. They’re open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Their phone number is 1-800-869-3557.