Frequently Asked Banking Questions

Q: How do I set up Direct Deposit of my payroll check?
A: If your employer participates in a direct deposit program, simply provide our routing and transit number and your account number to the human resources or payroll department at your company, and your direct deposit will usually begin within thirty days.

Q: How do I set up Direct Deposit of my Social Security check?
A: Simply contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and provide them with our routing and transit number and your account number. Or visit them online.

Q. What is Brookline Bank's Routing and Transit Number?
A. 211371489

Q: Can I get information about my account by phone?
A: Yes! Account information is available with our Customer Service Representatives during business hours at any of our offices or you can call Telephone Banking for automated account information 24 hours a day.

Q: Can I open an account if I don't live in the United States? What if I live in the United States but am not a citizen yet?
A: At this time, we only accept applications from persons residing within the United States with valid U.S. tax identification numbers (Social Security Numbers). If you have questions, contact us. We'd like to hear from you.

Q: Can I do all of my banking with you?
A: Yes! Thanks to the convenience of Online Banking and Mobile Banking, Direct Deposit, and ATMs, everyday banking activities can be performed on your own time. Contact us with questions about your banking needs.

Q: Can I look at all of my transactions at any time?
A: Yes! With Online Banking or Mobile Banking, you have access to your account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Q: How frequently is my information updated?
A: Your account information is updated every business day with new transactions that posted to your account the previous day.

Q: Are wire transfers possible to and from my checking account?
A: Yes! Funds can be transferred to and from accounts by wire transfer or via ACH (Automated Clearing House) debits or credits. Contact us for details.

Q: How do I make a deposit to my account from a remote location?
A: You can do most of your banking by using Mobile Banking, direct deposit, ATMs or ACH (Automated Clearing House) transactions. We also offer a bank-by-mail service, which allows you to mail non-recurring deposits. Our Mobile Check Deposit and Deposit XPress services allow individuales and businesses a fast and easy way to make deposits of checks remotely from a mobile device or from their place of business using their PC and a special check scanner. Contact us for details on a method that's best for you.