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

Mortgage Knowledge Gender Gap Could Be Costing Women Over $1 Billion a Year

LendingTree finds that both men and women could improve their mortgage comparison shopping activity and save money on interest payments. Over the years, research has... read more

Nearly 54% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Under 4.25% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $42,137 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. June 11,... read more

Just Over 42% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Under 4.25% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $44,353 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. June 4,... read more

Nearly 33% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Under 4.25% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $42,875 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. May 28,... read more

Borrowers can save over $2,000 by shopping for lenders who offer low mortgage fees, LendingTree study finds

First-time mortgage borrowers are often surprised that they have to pay so much money in fees when they close on their new home. There are... read more

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