Easy ways to save money, time on your back-to-school activities

Pupils and students in Kenya are returning for their last term of the year starting today. Although this term is expected to be the shortest in this year’s academic circle, parents across the country will not escape the termly hustle that comes with paying for their children’ school fees.

Already, long queues have started forming outside banks and school’s cash offices. Consequently, many have had to abandon their businesses, postpone activities in order to queue and settle their termly arrears.

This need not be the case. To begin with, you don’t have to queue at your banking hall anymore. This is because the Co-operative Bank has a set of solutions that will not only save you time, but also make it easier for you to pay school fees.

For start, you can send your kid’s school fees through the bank’s M-Coop. Sending cash from your account to your child’s school account is free. Additionally, once you have sent money, it will immediately reflect on the school’s account.

M-Pesa

In the same vein, you may pay your child’s school fees to a school’s Co-operative Bank account using the MPesa paybill number 400222.

There are also other alternatives that you can use to settle your school bill. For instance, instead of walking into a bank, you may use a Co-op kwa Jirani banking agent. Banking at a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent is as good as banking at a Co-op bank branch.

When using the Co-op Kwa Jirani agent, you will need to indicate the student names when making the payment. You may also state before-hand that you are paying fees to the Co-op agent to get full assistance.

Interestingly,one of the most critical aspects of this back-to-school period is shopping If you have an account at Co-operative Bank, you no longer need to carry cash with you. All you need to do at your local supermarket is shop with the Co-op Bank ATM Visa card. You will not be charged for using the his card to carry out your shopping. This means that you will be saved the hustle of queuing again at the AM outlet and have your money secured as well.