The average debt for parents to cover the costs of back to school has increased from £192 last year to £222 this year.
The findings were revealed in a new national survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions on back to school costs. Over half of parents said that covering the cost of back to school is a financial burden. The overall spend on school items in primary school is £908 and the spend on secondary schools is £1,038.
The Manager of Credit Union said the credit union is aware that covering the costs of back to school can be a big of the struggle for parents “We want to reassure parents in Omagh community that Omagh Credit Union is here to help, for anyone who needs help, be it with budgeting for the back-to-school spend, or taking out a loan to help cover the costs. We understand that these costs can be financial burden.”
Our message to our members would be to come and talk to us in the here at Omagh credit union. As always, we are happy to work with parents to structure repayments in a way that suits their individual circumstances. We are more than happy to assist anyone who might need a little extra financial assistance at back to school time.”
“We endeavour to meet parents’ financial needs and are here to lend a helping hand to cover the costs of back to school.” Said Manager.
Omagh Credit Union opening hours are
MONDAY – 10 – 3 (Open to public)
TUESDAY – 9.30 am – 3 pm (doors closed appointment only)
WEDNESDAY – 10 am – 3 pm (Open to public)
THURSDAY – 9.30 am – 3 pm (Doors closed – appointment only)
FRIDAY – 10 am – 3 pm (Open to Public)
SATURDAY – 10 am – 3 pm (Open to public)
As always the safety of staff and members are of the utmost importance to Omagh Credit Union Ltd. We are continually monitoring the current situation will endeavour to serve our members.
18-20 John Street, Omagh. BT78 1DW
Telephone 028 82245353 Telephone 028 82248961
Omagh Credit Union Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.