Bank of America Routing Numbers in Illinois
Bank of America Illinois Routing Numbers
Depending on which area of Illinois you live and bank in your routing number may be different. The routing number for checking and savings accounts in Southern Illinois is: 081904808. The routing number for Northern Illinois is: 071000505. The routing number for the Chicago Metro area is: 081904808.
What Is a Routing Number?
A bank routing number is assigned by the American Bankers Association and consists of nine digits that identify a financial institution in a transaction. The first four numbers are Federal Reserve identifiers. The first two of those indicate in which of the 12 Federal Reserve Bank districts a bank is located, and the next two show which Federal Reserve check-processing center is assigned to your bank.
The next four numbers identify your banking institution, as banks are assigned identifying numbers much like checking accounts. The last number is a check digit, which is calculated from the first eight digits.
How To Find Your Routing Number
If you have a Bank of America checking account, you can also find your routing number on a check — the check routing number is the first nine numbers in the lower left corner. You might not have a check handy, however, so you can also call Bank of America any time at 800-432-1000 to find the routing number for your account. If you are at all confused about which number to use, you should consider calling Bank of America because using the right number could mean the difference between your money going into the right or wrong account.
How To Find Your Routing Number on a Check
If you’re wondering how to find routing number information for Bank of America on any of your personal checks, simply look at the first nine-digit number on the bottom left-hand side. You can also use the previous chart to find your Bank of America routing number.
Keep in mind that your check routing number will be different depending on where you opened your Bank of America account. Bank of America has branches in most U.S. states and each state has its own routing number, which makes processing easier and helps the bank manage accounts better.
For instance, Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Florida each have more than one routing number, so you should contact the bank or log into your online account to find the correct number for your account. If you’re even just one number off, your funds might go to the wrong place.
Different Numbers for International Wire Transfers
A wire transfer is one of the fastest ways you can transfer money to someone electronically. The money is moved from one bank to another electronically, and you don’t need a check to complete the transaction.
If you’re moving the money abroad, you’re making an international transfer, and you might need to take exchange rates into consideration when you complete the transaction. The routing number on a check is different from the ones you use for wire transfers.
Make sure you use the correct number so the funds will be credited correctly. Here are Bank of America’s wire transfer numbers:
|Bank of America Wire Transfer Numbers|
|Domestic Wire Transfer||26009593|
|International Wire Transfer||26009593|
|SWIFT Code — Incoming Wires in U.S. Dollars||BOFAUS3N|
|SWIFT Code — Incoming Wires in Foreign Currencies||BOFAUS6S|
Cynthia Measom contributed to the reporting for this article.
Information accurate as of Feb. 8 2022.
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