When writing checks, signing up for websites or making transactions over the phone, you’ll often need to use your bank account number. But do you know how many numbers make up your bank account number? Or what do they all mean?
For example, if your account number is 1234-5678-9012, you’ll notice that there are four numbers that each have a specific meaning.
What is a bank account number?
A bank account number is a unique identification number or address used by financial institutions to identify accounts. It is used in the financial industry to identify the owner of an account, particularly when transferring funds between banks.
It can also be used to identify the owner of an insurance policy and/or to access certain banking services such as direct deposit, online banking and internet banking.
It depends on the bank
The number of digits usually doesn’t affect how you use or access your account; it’s just a way for the bank to keep track of all its customers’ accounts.
In order to find out the number of digits in your bank account number, contact your local branch and ask them! or Move on
Account number vs routing Number
Your bank account number is the unique identifier for your specific account. Your bank uses this number to track your money and transactions.
On the other hand, the routing number is a nine-digit code that identifies the bank where your account is held. This number is used by financial institutions to process electronic transfers.
The most important thing you need to know about your account number and routing number is how many numbers are in each of them. For an account number, there are eight digits; whereas for a routing number, there are 9 digits.
There’s one more thing that’s interesting about these two numbers: banks assign different meanings to some of the digits within them.
Ways to Find Bank Account
The following are some of the ways to find a bank account number
On your bank statement
Your account number is usually located on your bank statement. For example, if you have an account with Chase, your account number would be on your monthly bank statement.
You can find it at the top of your statement next to where it says account number. It will also be listed in bold print above your available balance.
However, some banks may not include it in the front of the envelope that holds the statement itself.
On a checks
Your account number is usually located at the bottom of your checks. If you have lost or misplaced it, you can ask for it from your bank.
In Online Banking
You can find your account number by logging into Online Banking and selecting the Accounts tab. Your account number will be listed under each account.
If you have multiple accounts, you’ll need to know which account you want to transfer money from or to.
In the Mobile Banking App
You can find your account number by logging into the mobile banking app and selecting the account you want to view. The account number will be listed on the account on the main page as well as on the summary page.
If you have multiple accounts, you may need to select the account you want to view from the drop-down menu.
By calling customer service
The best way to find out how many digits are in your account number is to call customer service for your bank or credit union and ask.
They will be able to tell you how many digits are in your specific account number. If you don’t have time to call, another way to find out is to look at one of your physical checks.
Following are some of the easy ways to find the account number.
So you’ve memorised your bank account number. Congrats! It’s an important step in getting on the path to financial success. But there are also a few things to keep in mind.
First, you should definitely try to memorize the complete number, including the Routing number digits. Ideally, you’ll be able to put in your bank account number at any point, and it will automatically retrieve the correct information for you.
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