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Many mortgage holders want to switch to a cheaper broadband supplier in order to cut the cost of running a home.

According to research commissioned by AA Mortgages, 51 per cent of adults with a mortgage are currently "spring cleaning their finances" to make their money go further.

The study, carried out by YouGov, found that 26 per cent of these people are therefore researching the market for a less expensive broadband provider.

Similarly, many are shopping around for cheaper gas and electricity suppliers, as well as switching to a less expensive mobile phone company and home insurance deal.

David Searle, Director of Financial Services at AA Mortgages, commented: "In a mortgage market where the focus is too often cast on mind boggling numbers on record house price sales, for most homeowners it’s about the pounds and pence. 

"For many life is getting more expensive which is why so many are looking to make small economies on their monthly commitments, savings that add up. "

The AA Mortgages study went on to reveal that the average household has more than £17 of loose change around the home, in places such as jam jars and under the cushions on their sofa. 

This adds up to a total of £470 million across the whole country. The figure was particularly high in Yorkshire, where households have an average of £26.84 scattered around their property, while in the south-west, the average home contains £21.79 worth of loose change.

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