Tendayi Kapfidze

Vice President, Chief Economist

Tendayi Kapfidze is Vice President, Chief Economist at LendingTree. He leads the company’s analysis of the U.S. economy with a focus on housing and mortgage market trends. Tendayi utilizes data analysis to be a resource for both consumers and trade media, providing actionable insights to help consumers make informed financial decisions. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Yahoo Finance, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald and Reuters and has appeared on CNBC and Cheddar television.

Tendayi has a successful track record as a research professional specializing in macroeconomic and financial analysis. In his most recent role, Tendayi served as Director of Global Economics at Pfizer in New York City. He crafted Pfizer’s view on global macroeconomic trends, advising the executive leadership team on economic and financial risks. Prior to his position at Pfizer, Tendayi served as Director of Economic and Capital Markets Research at Ally Financial and as Vice President and Senior Economic Analyst in the chief investment office at Bank of America.

Tendayi earned his B.S. in Engineering Management at Saint Louis University and his M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Articles by Tendayi Kapfidze

Decision 2020: Where U.S. Presidential Candidates Stand on Housing Issues

The U.S. election is just weeks away, and it’s an election year like no other. What was already set to be a contentious showdown now... read more

LendingTree Study Reveals the U.S. Cities Where Homebuyers Have the Most Stretched Budgets

You’ll often hear the common rule of thumb that the price of a home shouldn’t exceed three times your annual income. This can help homebuyers... read more

LendingTree Monthly Mortgage Offers Report — August 2020

The average APR offered to borrowers with the best credit scores for refinance loans in August was 2.94%. For purchase loans, borrowers with the best... read more

LendingTree Study Finds Black Homebuyers Are More Likely to Take Out High-Cost Loans

In recent months, mortgage rates have hovered around record lows. Lower rates usually result in smaller monthly payments and greater savings. However, not all consumers... read more

LendingTree Ranks Housing Markets With the Most Competitive Buyers

While low rates are likely to benefit many would-be buyers, many housing markets are more competitive than ever. In fact, low inventory is pushing home... read more

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