From This is Money:
The figures, compiled by professional advice website Unbiased.co.uk, show that just 20% of those with tracker mortgages have held their repayments at the same level they were at before interest rates started to fall.
Instead 19% of the 2,026 people surveyed said they were spending the extra cash on day-to-day expenses or treats, while 24% said they were using the cash to repay other debts.
One in five people said they were paying the money into a savings account and 7% said they were leaving it in their current account to build up a surplus.
‘Such action would enable many thousands of borrowers to take years off their mortgage repayment term, or enjoy a greater level of repayment comfort down the line, should the economy take longer to recover….