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.

Articles from Tendayi Kapfidze:

LendingTree Reveals How Your Neighbors Are Making the Most of Increasing Home Prices

LendingTree Reveals How Your Neighbors Are Making the Most of Increasing Home Prices

June 18, 2018

New LendingTree study shows the top uses of home equity loans by city. It’s been a decade since the financial crisis led to a precipitous decline in home prices. Home …

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How Fed Rate Hikes Impact Borrowers

How Fed Rate Hikes Impact Borrowers

June 11, 2018

  The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will raise interest rates by 25 basis points this week. The increase in the short-term borrowing rate will affect interest rates on a …

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LendingTree Reveals the Cities with the Highest Share of Vacation, Investment and Second Homes

LendingTree Reveals the Cities with the Highest Share of Vacation, Investment and Second Homes

June 11, 2018

New LendingTree study ranks cities by non-owner occupied mortgage originations. The housing market is characterized by a lack of inventory for both new and existing homes. In the existing market, …

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LendingTree Reveals Where Homebuyers See the Most Mortgage Lender Competition

LendingTree Reveals Where Homebuyers See the Most Mortgage Lender Competition

May 31, 2018

New LendingTree study shows how competitive mortgage markets are by metro area. Mortgage rates are rising, recently reaching the highest levels in seven years. One of the most effective ways …

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LendingTree Reveals Cities Where Borrowers Save the Most by Shopping Around for Mortgage Loans

LendingTree Reveals Cities Where Borrowers Save the Most by Shopping Around for Mortgage Loans

May 8, 2018

New LendingTree study analyzes the savings available by comparing mortgage rates across the country Each week, LendingTree releases the Mortgage Rate Competition Index, a gauge that shows consumers how much …

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