easyJet slashes family holiday deposits!

Piggy bank on the beach

Piggy bank on the beachIf one of your new year's resolutions is going to be to take the kids on a family holiday then you may want to get on with it sooner rather than later.

Why? Because easyJet Holidays has slashed its deposits on summer breaks, provided they're booked between now and the end of January and are for holidays departing in July or August.

With the kids on their school summer holidays, you'll be well aware of how prices during this time can sky rocket - however, with easyJet limiting deposits to £50 per person it will at least take off some of the edge.

Another helping hand from easyJet is the move to give families an extra two weeks to pay off the holiday, something which will be welcome if you're among the millions of parents who've struggled to settle the bill in time in the past.

Mandy Round, general manager, easyJet Holidays, said: "Our four week payment plan has been a resounding success but we have an extra Christmas present for holidaymakers.

"We know the pressure that many people are under at the moment and our aim is to give our customers more financial flexibility while they save up for their well-earned break."

You may now be thinking - if I don't book this holiday now, I never will. But with a whole year of bills and weekly shopping trips ahead of us, it's difficult to commit to paying off a holiday too.

If you want to take a closer look at your monthly outgoings to see if you can afford that break, why not do some number crunching with our savvy spending calculator.