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BMO + Paypal

I need the Institution number and bank transit number of BMO to transfer funds. I have neither of these. Do I need to call up BMO or can I find it on my statement or card or something? And I don't use checks so the info given on the paypal site doesn't help.
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You will have to call to get your "full" transit number. For some stupid reason, only the first 4 digits are printed on the statement. PayPal will require 5, to get the fifth digit: 1-800-363-9992.
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Actually, Would it be better for me to just get someone to send me like $20 through paypal instead of adding my bank account since I am just making it to receive a payment (for security reasons of not adding bank account since it wont really be used)?
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All of it is printed on your checks. Google check number or something.
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Look on your BMO cheques. The 5 digit number is the transit number and the 3 digit is the institution number. The long number at the end is your account number.
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I am sure it would be indicated in your on-line banking as well
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001 is right (BMO was the first bank in Canada), Institution numbers are only 3 digits long. It even says on the paypal page "Institution Number (3 Digits)":

Branch Transit is your branch number, it should be shown in online banking and on your statements (4 Digits). If you have a cheque, you'll notice it actually has 5 digits, the last digit generally indicates where the account is held in most cases.

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timv wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2008 11:38 am
Look on your BMO cheques. The 5 digit number is the transit number and the 3 digit is the institution number. The long number at the end is your account number.
slavka012 wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2008 10:16 am
All of it is printed on your checks. Google check number or something.
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Aj23 wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2008 9:42 am
I need the Institution number and bank transit number of BMO to transfer funds. I have neither of these. Do I need to call up BMO or can I find it on my statement or card or something? And I don't use checks so the info given on the paypal site doesn't help.
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Jun 22nd, 2008 11:48 pm
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It's ok he can look at my post :)
He should be able to get the 5th number from there or he can call telephone banking too.
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I just asked for a void cheque.. had everything I needed on there to fill out the info.
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for my acc number, is it the number under where it says "Account" then below "Premium Rate-savings" (so the number under Premium Rate Savings)?? Its 11 digits there, but I think thats it.
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