Tendayi Kapfidze - Chief Economist

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.

Articles from Tendayi Kapfidze:

LendingTree Ranks Most Competitive Housing Markets

LendingTree Ranks Most Competitive Housing Markets

January 15, 2019

Although the national housing market has recently begun to cool off, there are still many places in the United States where markets remain highly competitive. LendingTree, the nation’s leading online …

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LendingTree Ranks Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers

LendingTree Ranks Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers

December 19, 2018

While millennials are often stereotyped as adolescents, the reality is that this generation is well into adulthood — with most between their early 20s and mid-30s. This means that many …

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How Fed Rate Hikes Impact Borrowers

How Fed Rate Hikes Impact Borrowers

December 12, 2018

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, to a range of 2.25-2.50%. This is the 9th rate increase by …

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56.6% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Under 5% Last Week

December 11, 2018

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $29,657 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Dec. 11, 2018 — Charlotte, N.C. Each …

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A Different Kind of Gender Gap: Homeownership Is More Common Among Single Women Than Single Men

December 11, 2018

In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership. This trend may be somewhat surprising, given the average woman in the U.S. …

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