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

Half of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $56,776 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Oct. 30,... read more

The Safest States for Young Families in the U.S.

Safety is an especially big concern for young families trying to decide where to raise their kids. The safest places boast low crime statistics, of... read more

How a Fed Rate Cut Could Impact Consumer Rates

The Federal Reserve appears poised to make another rate cut decision during its meeting on Oct. 30 — possibly the third cut since July. The... read more

52% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $52,404 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Oct. 22,... read more

LendingTree Study Reveals the Most Stretched Homebuyers in America for 2019

A common rule of thumb suggests that the price of a home should not exceed three times a buyer’s annual income. By keeping this rule... read more

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