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Pathward routing numbers

Find the correct numbers to set up payments, transfers and autopay in the US and worldwide.

Pathward, formerly known as MetaBank, uses different routing numbers depending on several factors, including payment type and the transaction's origin or destination. You'll need this eight to 11-digit code so that banks can locate your account and process transactions like checks, automatic payments, online payments and money transfers in the US and worldwide. Learn how to find the exact routing number you need for your Pathward account.

Which Pathward routing number do I need?

The routing number you need to send or receive money through Pathward depends on whether your payment or transfer is domestic or international.
Transaction Type of routing number Pathward code
Payments and debits between US accounts ACH routing number 273970116
Wire payments between US accounts Domestic wire transfer number 273970116

Pathward ACH transfer routing number

The ACH routing number for Pathward is 273970116. Short for Automatic Clearing House, ACH numbers are unique to each bank in the US. The ACH number and your bank account number are used by banks and transfer apps like Zelle or Cash App to identify the exact account payments should be taken from and sent to.

Pathward wire transfer routing number

The routing number for US wire transfers through Pathward is 273970116. You can use this same number to receive international wire transfers to your Pathward account.

How to confirm the routing number for Pathward on your own

Look at a paper check associated with your Pathward account to find the routing and account numbers for your account.

Other ways to confirm the correct Pathward routing number include:
  • Call your bank. Your local Pathward branch or toll-free support line can provide you with routing numbers.
  • Sign in to your online account. Many online bank systems allow you to view the routing and account numbers from your customer dashboard.
  • Search Fedwire. Use your name, city or state to look up routing numbers for Pathward or double-check the one you have is correct.

Can routing numbers for Pathward change?

Yes. A bank may be assigned more than one routing number depending on its size and the number of states it services. While Pathward is headquartered in Sioux Falls South Dakota, services or branches in states outside of United States may require a different routing number. Confirm routing numbers with a Pathward agent if you're not sure.

Bottom line

Routing numbers help banks identify your exact account to make digital payments, transfer money and even process paper checks between branches, states and countries. Learn more about how Pathward and other financial institutions use these codes to manage your money in our guide to routing numbers.

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    DemertiusNovember 14, 2022

    I need to know the account number for my MetaBank card which came in the mail.

      JhezNovember 16, 2022Finder

      Hi Demertius,

      I am happy to help you find the MetaBank account number.

      According to the article above, the account number is usually found on the paper check associated with your MetaBank account. Please refer to the image below this part “How to confirm the routing number for MetaBank on your own”.

      There are also other ways to confirm your MetaBank account number like calling your bank and logging in to your online account. The contact number is usually found in the documents included in the mail. Please make sure to read through the details of the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions.

      I hope this helps.

      Best Regards,

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    MeghanJuly 19, 2022

    How do I check for my account balance if I never received a card. With only my account number and routing number

      ianneJuly 19, 2022Finder

      Hi Meghan,

      If you do not have your MetaBank partner prepaid card, you can call MetaBank at 866 550 6382 or email them at for assistance.

      Alternatively, you can visit your card provider’s website to find information on how you can obtain your card as well as check your account balance.

      I hope this helps!


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