Meet Your On-Campus Financial Specialists

As the Official Bank of UC Berkeley, Bank of the West is committed to helping the entire UC Berkeley community meet their short and long-term financial goals with dedicated specialists available to serve all your banking needs. They are on campus to meet with you when and where it is most convenient. Feel free to schedule time with them during their regular office hours or contact them to schedule a time that works best for you.    


Richard Ruiz, Bank at Work - UC Berkeley Relationship Manager

Richard has served as a partner of the UC Berkeley community for nearly 12 years. He is passionate about financial empowerment and enjoys advising many customers on how to attain their dream of homeownership, minimize and eliminate debt, develop a plan for retirement, and better understand banking & budgeting.

On-campus hours: second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 510-360-7022

Alvin Hsu, Premier Banker

Alvin has been in the financial and banking industry for over 6 years. His favorite part of being in a financial business is helping our clients reach their short and long-term financial goals.

On-campus hours: every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Phone: 510-982-3215

Residential Lending

Cisco Punsalan, Mortgage Consultant

Cisco specializes in residential lending with over 20 years experience. He enjoys helping clients make financially sound decisions and determining the loan that’s right for them.

On-campus hours: the second and fourth Monday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Phone: 510-227-9261