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Tendayi Kapfidze is 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. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York.
October 17, 2018
LendingTree study analyzes the savings available by comparing mortgage rates across the country. If you are shopping for a home in San Francisco, taking the first mortgage offer you receive …
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October 11, 2018
New LendingTree study ranks cities by the immigrant homeownership rate. The Census Bureau recently released data that shows the United States has the highest proportion of immigrants since 1910. In …
October 3, 2018
October 2, 2018
New LendingTree study ranks cities by the size of the average home. When people travel outside their hometowns, they often marvel at the differences in living space. Non-New Yorkers will …
September 26, 2018
New LendingTree study ranks cities by the share of homeowners without mortgage debt obligations. Many U.S. property owners dream of the day they shed the mortgage, owning their homes outright. …
Each week, LendingTree calculates the Mortgage Rate Competition Index as the median spread between the lowest and highest APRs offered by lenders in our marketplace. By calculating this spread, we hope to show consumers how much they stand to save by comparing rates during the loan shopping process. More details on the Mortgage Rate Competition Index are available in a white paper.