Fifth Third Bank serves customers throughout the South and Midwest regions of the U.S. But when it comes to transferring money, does Fifth Third use different routing numbers in different regions? Keep reading to find out.
What Is Fifth Third Bank’s Routing Number?
For incoming wire transfers to Fifth Third Bank, the routing number is 042000314. For all other types of transfers and services, find the routing number associated with the state and region where you opened your account below.
|State (Region)||Fifth Third Bank Routing Number|
While many banks use only one routing number, Fifth Third uses multiple routing numbers to serve customers across different regions, which is not always the case for multiregional banks.
What Is a Routing Number?
A routing number is a nine-digit security feature banks use to identify each other during a transaction. Other names used for routing numbers are ABA numbers — which stands for American Bankers Association, which created routing numbers back in 1910 — and routing transit numbers.
Routing numbers aren’t only used in bank transfers. Some services require them if you’re making a payment or setting up recurring payments.
Can Banks Have Multiple Routing Numbers?
As is the case with Fifth Third Bank, yes, they can. The number of routing numbers a bank uses depends on factors such as the size of the bank — big banks like Wells Fargo and Citi® are good examples — and the regions it operates in. Some banks also acquire multiple routing numbers through mergers.
How Do You Find a Routing Number on a Check?
Your routing number can be found on the bottom-left corner of your personal checks, next to your account number. Remember not to confuse the two by entering the longer account number instead of the nine-digit routing number.
Fifth Third Bank’s SWIFT Code for International Wire Transfers
Banks use SWIFT codes to identify each other globally. The numbers and letters in SWIFT codes identify the bank’s country of origin and location. They are normally a combination of eight numbers and letters. Longer SWIFT codes identify a specific branch from that bank.
Fifth Third’s SWIFT code for international wire transfers is FTBCUS3C.
Information is accurate as of April 6, 2023.
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