Setting up banks

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The Banks screen is a global listing or collection of all routing numbers that are used by the firm's clients. When routing numbers are provided by a client, they should be entered here to simplify data entry and lessen the chances of data entry errors in the future. Global bank and routing number information is set up on the Main tab of the Banks screen.

Follow these steps to add a new routing number to the firm database.

  1. Choose Setup > Firm Information > Banks.
  2. In the Banks screen, click the Add button.
  3. Enter the nine digits of the unique routing number in the Routing number field.


    • If the routing number you have entered is invalid, you will not be able to save the bank information until it is corrected. The Routing number field is the only required field in this tab.
    • Canadian routing numbers do not have a check digit and should be formatted in the following way: 12345-678.
  4. If you want the fractional routing number to be printed on checks from a checkbook associated with this bank, enter the Federal Reserve district number in the Fractional routing number field. The application will automatically enter the remaining digits.
  5. In the Bank name field, enter the bank name associated with this routing number. The name you enter here will be printed on all checks and reports associated with the routing number you have entered.
  6. In the Addresses section, enter the address information for the bank. You can use the Address verification feature (click the Address Verification Location button button) to automatically populate the City, State, and ZIP fields.

    Note: You can enter up to three addresses for the bank by clicking the Selection Selection button button to select one of the options. Specify an address as the mailing address by marking the Mailing address checkbox.

  7. In the Phone and fax numbers section, enter the phone and fax number information for the bank. You can enter multiple contact phone numbers by clicking the Selection Selection button button.
  8. In the Email and web addresses section, enter the bank's email address and website URL. Once information has been entered, clicking the Email Email button button will open your default email client with this address in the To: line and clicking the Website Website button button will automatically open the specified website using your default browser.
  9. Click the Enter button to save the bank information.

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