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

What Is an Interest-Only Mortgage and How Does It Work?

An interest-only mortgage allows you to make payments only on the borrowing costs of a mortgage, known as interest. That means you’re not paying back... read more

What Is a Bridge Loan and How Does It Work?

A bridge loan is a financial product that allows you to use your current home’s equity to make a down payment on a new home.... read more

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: What You Should Know

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a significant role in fueling the U.S. mortgage lending industry. Fannie Mae (a nickname for the Federal National Mortgage... read more

NACA Mortgage: What It Is and How It Works

If you want to buy a home, but you have bad credit or limited assets, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) may be able... read more

LendingTree Finds That Google Searches for ‘Homes for Sale’ Rose Again in June in 50 of the Nation’s Largest Metros

Though the COVID-19 crisis continues throughout the United States, the housing market has shown signs of recovery. Spurred by record-low rates and relaxed social distancing... read more

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