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

LendingTree Study: Cities Where Mortgage Refinance Borrowers Saved the Most by Shopping Around in Q1 2021

As the economy gradually recovers, mortgage rates have started increasing from their record lows in 2020. While rates are rising, they are still relatively low,... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — March 2021

Wondering how much you might be able to save by shopping around for a mortgage? Here’s the latest data from LendingTree. March 2021 highlights Historical... read more

LendingTree Ranks Housing Markets with the Most Competitive Homebuyers

With a lack of affordable homes on the market, competition among homebuyers in many parts of the country is fierce. To find out where buyers... read more

Metros Where Mortgage Rates Have Increased the Most From Their 2021 Lows

Across the United States, mortgage rates have risen from record lows hit in January 2021. Though they’re rising throughout the nation, that doesn’t mean rates... read more

How To Get a Bad Credit Home Loan

Consumers in search of bad credit home loans may be surprised to discover they have multiple options. While homebuyers with excellent credit qualify for mortgages... read more

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