Most people probably know American Express through its series of popular credit cards, but an online banking wing of the company also exists. American Express National Bank, Member FDIC, offers a high-yield online savings account — American Express High Yield Savings Account — to customers. While a bank that only offers one account is a bit limited in scope, American Express National Bank still uses a routing number when it comes to funding your savings account.
American Express National Bank Routing Number
If you’re funding your American Express National Bank account through an outside bank, you need to know the bank’s routing number.
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You can also find the routing number when you log in to your American Express National Bank online account.
What Is a Routing Number?
Routing numbers, also known as route transit numbers or ABA numbers, are nine-digit security codes that identify the bank that’s sending or receiving transferred funds. While you can have multiple bank accounts with different account numbers, the routing number or numbers assigned to a bank never change.
Some transactions that require a routing number include wiring money overseas, setting up recurring payments, paying a bill online or over the phone and transferring funds between different bank accounts.
Can Banks Have Multiple Routing Numbers?
Yes, banks can have multiple routing numbers. Multiple routing numbers can occur when a bank has a large geographic presence, but they can also come from previous acquisitions and mergers. Wells Fargo and Citibank, for example, use different routing numbers to serve different states.
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How Do You Find a Routing Number on a Check?
Checks include routing numbers, the check holder’s account number and the check’s own individual check number. These numbers are printed along the bottom of the check beginning with the nine-digit routing number.
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What Is the Routing Number for International Transfers?
SWIFT codes are used to confirm international transfers instead of routing numbers. However, an American Express National Bank representative that GOBankingRates spoke to said that the American Express High Yield Savings account is not equipped to do international transactions. If you find yourself banking across the world, this is not the account for you.
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