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

A Whole Neighborhood in Detroit or a Single Home in San Francisco: How Home Prices in the Golden City Compare

While tales of high housing costs in San Francisco have recently become par for the course, it can still be difficult to put into perspective... read more

Nearly 62% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $51,224 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Oct. 15,... read more

Nearly 64% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $46,528 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Oct. 8,... read more

LendingTree Analysis Reveals Mortgage Denials at Cycle Low

A LendingTree study analyzes where and why mortgage shoppers get denied, and differences across geographies and race. Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — September 2019

September’s mortgage offers for borrowers with the best credit profiles had an average APR of 3.87% for conforming 30-year, fixed-rate purchase loans. The average APR... read more

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