Along with that mandate, a note of caution: It won't take long for mobile functionality to become table stakes in the competition for loyal customers. Just as automotive companies have copied innovations such as airbags and integrated Bluetooth until they become standard features, mobile banking platforms will become commonplace within a few years. The time horizon will vary by regional market, but it's important to invest now while features such as remote deposit capture still have the power to differentiate a bank. However, the benefits will not be ﬂeeting. In the same way as online bill payment reduces the likelihood of customers switching banks when they move, customers reliant on mobile banking will be less likely to switch banks.