RBC Royal Bank Card: Bank transit number, institution number and account number?

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RBC Royal Bank Card
I dont know which is which., Here's an example of a royal bank card.

RBC Royal Bank
Client Card
9876 02 12345678 26
First name last name ------------------------------------04

So which number is Bank transit number, institution number and account number?
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PayPal Jason

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Hi eclipse-

Here's the link to the information on the UK Help Page about the proper fields. It does provide some information on the number characters in a couple of the fields.

Not being in the UK, I don't have the ability to walk through the actual process upon logging in. If the issue persists, please contact Customer Service via phone or email for further clarification through the Contract Us link.


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To my knowledge, it's just a card number. It doesn't contain any information about your account number and the branch transit number. It's just like a credit card, the number represent only the card ID.
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Transit number: comes first, it is 5 digits long. I don't honestly know if it's the same for ever account, but I would definitely think that it is.

Looking more closely however, it seems that each bank branch has a different transit number, to help funds get to and from the right *branch*.

Institution number: It is 3 digits long; 003,

I've had the same issue with finding it before, so kept it firmly locked in from then on, lol.

I'm an RBC client and their inst. number is the same all over the Canada, it's their code to identify that funds are going too and from the right place =)