How to Get a Bank Account

Applying for and opening an account is a matter of choosing a bank, picking the type of account you want, and filling out an application.

No matter why you need it, finding your bank account number is easy to do. There are several ways you can locate the number, so you can access it whether you’re at home or on the go.

Don’t forget to take measures to keep your account number safe, such as properly storing and shredding documents that contain it

The first series of numbers printed on the left-hand side of the bottom of a check is the bank’s 9-digit routing number.


Locating Your Account Number

1. The second series of numbers, usually 10-12 digits, is your account number. The third and shortest series of numbers printed at the bottom is the check number.[

  • The number will be bracketed by a pair of identical symbols. For instance, the number may look like this: “⑆0123456789⑆”

2.View a digital or paper bank statement if they’re easily accessible.

Your account number will be printed on each bank statement you receive, whether it arrived in your inbox online or in your mailbox as a paper statement. Find a recent bank statement and look for a 10-12 digit number labeled “Account Number.

It’s usually located at the top of the document on either the right- or left-hand side.


3.Use a mobile banking website or app to find the number online.
 Navigate to your bank’s website on a computer or open up their mobile app on your phone or tablet.

Sign in and click on the tab to view a summary of your account. Usually, the account number will be listed on this page.

If it’s not, search through the website or use the “Help” function to find it.

4.Contact your bank if all else fails. Call the number on the back of your credit/debit card or look up their customer service number online.

You’ll likely have to provide your name, address, and social security number so they can verify your identity. Then, they’ll tell you your account number.[

  • If you write the number down, be sure to store it in a safe place, like your wallet or a filing cabinet.

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