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 by Tendayi Kapfidze

Where in America is Affordable Entry-Level Housing Shrinking? Where is it Growing? LendingTree Teams with AEI to Research Affordability Issues

As home prices continue to rise, many families may find their ability to afford a home diminished. This is especially true of families who are... read more

Nearly 53% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could’ve seen median lifetime savings of $44,896 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Dec. 10, 2019... read more

The Fed is on Hold but Consumers Can Still Save

After three consecutive rate cuts in 2019, the Federal Reserve is expected to keep the benchmark federal funds target rate unchanged at its meeting ending... read more

LendingTree Compares Average Homeowner Age Across the 50 Largest U.S. Metropolitan Areas

It’s no surprise that younger and older people gravitate toward different parts of the country. Florida is a well-known haven for retirees, while cities such... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — November 2019

November’s mortgage offers for borrowers with the best credit profiles had an average APR of 3.85% for conforming 30-year, fixed-rate purchase loans. The average APR... read more

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