What is an ABA Routing Number? style=An ABA Routing number, also known as a Routing Transit Number, is a domestic code that identifies banks in the United States. It's 9 digits long and composed of numbers only. The number helps banks transfer money to and from checking accounts for transactions like bank deposits and automatic bill payments.

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How can my recipient find their ABA Routing Number?

If you’re sending a bank transfer to someone in the US, you’ll need this number along with their details, account number and bank name. They can find their ABA Routing Number like this:

  • Contact their bank: Some banks provide this information online, although they might need to log into their account to find the right number. They should search their bank’s website for direct deposit forms or Automated Clearing House (ACH) information, or give them a call.

Simply click below to see how they can find their ABA Routing Number from some of the US’s most popular banks:

Wells Fargo

Bank of America



Please note: sometimes ABA Routing numbers on counter deposit slips can’t be used to transmit electronic funds. With some banks, electronic ABA Routing numbers are different than a checking/savings account ABA Routing number.  In this case, your recipient should:

  • do a simple Google search
  • search for [bank name] and ABA Routing number.
  • if there’s a specific ABA for wire/ACH - it will be differentiated.

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Do I need an ABA Routing number to send to Canada?

Yes. If you’re sending a bank transfer to family or friends in Canada, you will need their details, bank account number and bank name. You’ll also need their ABA Routing Number.

Their routing number is usually the 5-digit branch number and 3-digit bank number located between the symbols on the bottom left hand corner of your check.

Do I need an ABA Routing number to send to Canada?

If your recipient is unsure, they should contact their bank for the correct ABA Routing number for money transfers.

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How do I use the ABA Routing number?

When you come to pay for your bank transfer with WorldRemit, you’ll be asked to supply your recipient’s:

  • details – name and address
  • bank name
  • bank account number
  • and ABA Routing number (see above on where they can find it).


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Is an ABA number the same as a routing number?

Yes. An ABA number is also known as routing number or routing transfer number. It is a sequence of nine numeric characters used by banks to identify specific financial institutions within the United States.

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