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 to Expect at the January Fed Meeting

At its January meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will continue to emphasize its commitment to supporting the U.S. economy and financial stability, given... read more

What to Expect in Housing and the Economy in 2021

Record-low mortgage rates supported the housing market in 2020, making it a bright spot in an otherwise pandemic-ravaged economy. Home sales collapsed in the spring... read more

LendingTree Study Reveals the Top States Where Residents are Staying Put, Moving From and Moving To

A recent LendingTree survey found that about half of Americans were considering a move sometime in the next year. While it’s uncertain those relocation plans... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — December 2020

The average APR offered to borrowers with the best credit scores for refinance loans in December was 2.8%. For purchase loans, borrowers with the best... read more

LendingTree Ranks Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers

Millennials make up the largest group of homebuyers in the United States, surpassing members of older (and richer) generations like Generation X and baby boomers.... read more

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