What is a routing number?
In the US, banks and other financial institutions use routing numbers to identify themselves. They're made up of 9 digits, and sometimes called routing transit numbers, ABA routing numbers, or RTNs.
The Federal Reserve Banks need routing numbers to process Fedwire funds transfers. The ACH network also needs them to process electronic funds transfers – like direct deposits and bill payments.
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Capital One bank routing numbers
|Bank Institution||Capital One routing number||Capital One wire routing number|
Capital One, N.A
Capital One routing numbers for wire transfers
The routing number for Capital One for domestic wire transfer is 51405515. The routing number for Capital One for international wire transfer is 56073502. If you're sending a domestic wire transfer, you'll just need the wire routing number in this table. If you're sending an international wire transfer, you'll also need a SWIFT code.
|Type of wire transfer||Capital One Bank routing number||Capital One routing number|
Domestic Wire Transfer
International Wire Transfer to Capital One account in the USA
Capital One routing number for ACH transfers
The ACH routing number will have to be included for sending an ACH transfer to any Capital One account. To send a domestic ACH transfer, you’ll need to use the ACH routing number which differs from state to state. To find your ACH routing number, check the table above.
You'll need to include the ACH routing number when sending an ACH transfer to any Capital One account.
What are routing numbers used for?
Banks use routing numbers for all sorts of financial transactions. You might need one if you want to do any of the following:
Which Capital One routing number should you use?
Are all Capital One routing numbers the same?
The Capital One routing number you need will depend on the transaction. You might need one number to receive ACH transfers, and another to set up automated bill payments.
A bank might have a few different routing numbers, but they're never shared with other banks. This helps to make sure your payment ends up where it’s meant to.
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Where to find a Capital One routing number on a check
If you have a Capital One check handy, you’ll be able to find your routing number easily. Here’s where to look. All you need to get your routing number.
How to find your Capital One routing number online
Want to get your routing number from Capital One? Here’s all you need.
Here are some of the ways to find your number online:
- On this page - We've listed the Capital One routing number for checking accounts and wire transfers.
- Capital One online banking - You’ll be able to get your Capital One routing number by logging into online banking.
- Check or statement - Capital One-issued check or bank statement.
- Fedwire - You can look up your routing number on the official website of the Federal Reserve.
Your routing number is there to make sure your payment arrives to its recipient safe and sound. This page is a great place to start when you’re looking for your Capital One routing number. But it’s always worth checking the right account and routing number with your bank or your recipient.
Routing numbers, SWIFT codes, BIC and IBANs – what’s the the difference?
Banks love confusing financial jargon. Here’s a simple explanation.
You’ll need a few details to send or receive a wire transfer – either here in the US or internationally.
Routing numbers help identify banks when processing domestic ACH payments or wire transfers. But only in the United States. You don't need one to make a payment to your friend in France, for example.
SWIFT codes, like routing numbers, also identify banks and financial institutions. This time for international payments. They're sometimes known as BIC codes.
IBANs (international bank account numbers) identify individual bank accounts. They're issued by many banks in Europe, but banks elsewhere in the world are starting to adopt them as well.
There's a cheaper way to send money abroad.
Sending domestic payments with your bank can be easy enough. But international transfers are a different story. Thanks to high SWIFT and cross-border fees, they can be very expensive and time-consuming.
When you send money with us, you get the real exchange rate — just like the one you see on Google. Combined with the low, upfront fee we're known for. And if we're not the cheapest option, we'll let you know.