Canada Clearing Codes
CANADA SWIFT Code Details
A SWIFT/BIC is an 8-11 character code that identifies your country, city, bank, and branch.
- Bank code A-Z4 letters representing the bank. It usually looks like a shortened version of that bank’s name.
- Country code A-Z2 letters representing the country the bank is in.
- Location code 0-9 A-Z2 characters made up of letters or numbers. It says where that bank’s head office is.
- Branch Code 0-9 A-Z3 digits specifying a particular branch. ‘XXX’ represents the bank’s head office.
Routing Numbers FAQs
What is a bank transit number?
Bank transit number is just another name for a routing number. Your bank transit number is the nine digit code that your bank or a financial institution is using for identification when clearing paper checks, or electronic transfers in the United States. Read more about what is routing number.
What is an ACH routing number?
Similarly to ABA routing number, ACH routing number, is a nine digit code that a financial institution or a bank is using to clear electronic transfers (that are processed by the Automated Clearing House). All ACH routing numbers are ABA routing numbers, but not all ABA routing numbers are ACH routing numbers (although some are).
What is the difference between ABA and ACH routing numbers?
For some institutions ABA and ACH numbers are one and the same, but not for all. It varies from bank to bank, that’s why it is important to check whether this is the case. ABA should be listed as “check routing numbers” and ACH as “electronic” or “direct deposit” numbers on your official bank’s websites.
Why do I see invalid routing number or account number error?
The error means that the account or routing number provided at the time of payment submission was incorrect, and the payment was not processed. To eliminate the error, please make sure you are using a valid routing number (your check routing number might be different from ACH number). You can check our list of US bank routing numbers.