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What is an ABA number?

When making a money transfer to the USA, you’ll need to ask for your recipient’s ABA number. It identifies your recipient’s bank.

ABA numbers are assigned to each financial institution by the US Fed Reserve. They are used to move money between one bank to the other.

How can I find my ABA number?

  • Look at your checkbook or ask your recipient to do the same, it is a 9 digit number
  • Contact your bank and ask for the ABA number
  • Either log in or ask your recipient to log into online banking.

Also known as Bank Transit Routing numbers. ABA numbers are allocated by the American Banker’s Association.