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MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

You can contact MABS as follows:

Dundrum/Rathfarnham & District MABS, 1A Upr Kilmacud Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Phone 299 0360.

MABS National Helpline: Phone 1890 283 438

Back to School Advice:

The school year has just ended and the summer is stretching ahead, but it won’t be long until September and the kids go back to school ‐ with all the associated costs; books, uniforms, shoes, coats, pens, pencils,
copybooks ‐ the list seems endless. Rather than wait for the last frantic weeks of August, it’s a good idea to start planning now and try to spread the cost of going back to school over the summer months so you can
look forward to September.

Be Sensible, Plan in advance!

If you must borrow, REMEMBER, Back to School costs come around every year, so aim to keep the amount borrowed to a minimum and keep your repayment period to 12 months or less. Check out our repayment table below, which highlights the cost of weekly repayments on various loan amounts.

Repayment Table

Amount Term Weekly Repayment Total Amount Repayable
€500 12 months € 10.15 € 527.10
€1,000 12 months € 20.29 € 1054.18
€1,500 12 months € 30.43 € 1581.28
€2,000 12 months € 40.56 € 2108.44

Interest 10.5% (APR 11.02%). Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply