Here’s Your First Citizens Bank Routing Number

Learn what routing numbers are and what they do.

First Citizens Bank has been a part of the U.S. banking system for the last 120 years. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based bank now operates more than 500 branches across dozens of states and uses different routing numbers, depending on where an account was opened.

First Citizens Routing Number

First Citizens’s routing number for all wire transfers is 053100300.

However, the bank has different routing numbers depending on where you opened your account and what action you’re trying to complete. The following routing numbers correspond to electronic payments such as direct deposits and ACH payments.

First Citizens Bank Routing Number
StateRouting Number
New Jersey053100300
New Mexico107089652
North Carolina053100300
South Carolina053906041
West Virginia051503174

It’s important to know which routing number to use to ensure the funds you’re sending or receiving go to the correct account.

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What Is a Routing Number?

Banks use routing numbers to identify each other during monetary transfers, or what the American Bankers Association called “negotiable instruments.” These numbers are comprised of nine digits and contain unique chunks of information. For example, a routing number identifies different regional branches and the individual bank they’re a part of, which is why you see different branches using the same routing number. However, two different banks cannot share the same routing number.

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Can Banks Have Multiple Routing Numbers?

Yes, as First Citizen shows, banks can have multiple routing numbers. Whether a bank uses different routing numbers for different states usually depends on both its size and whether it has a history of mergers and acquisitions. It also depends on which transaction the number is used for. For example, First Citizens uses a different routing number for wire transfers than it does for direct deposits. Other banks that use multiple routing numbers include Wells Fargo and Citibank.

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How Do You Find a Routing Number on a Check?

The routing number on a check can be found on the bottom-left corner of the document, next to your account number.

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What Is the Routing Number for International Transfers?

SWIFT codes are the security codes banks use for international transfers. Although First Citizens uses different routing numbers for different states, all of its branches and accounts use the same SWIFT code: FCBTUS33

Up Next: Demystifying SWIFT Codes: What They Are and How To Find Them

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