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

Swimming Pools Are a Highly Prized Amenity Amid the Summer Heat

New LendingTree study finds homes with pools are valued 54% higher than those without. Swimming pools are a rare commodity in New York City. Public... read more

58% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Under 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $55,164 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Aug. 20,... read more

The 50 Most Expensive Towns in America

Town life is often stereotyped as simple, idyllic and inexpensive when compared with big-city life — but this doesn’t always ring true. In fact, there... read more

59% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Under 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $46,379 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Aug. 13,... read more

Can Teachers Afford a Home in the Nation’s Largest Metros?

According to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, there are around 4.2 million preschool, primary, secondary and special education teachers in the United... read more

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