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

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

Learn Where Refinancers Are More Likely to Get Approved, Plus How to Increase Your Odds

While mortgage rates have gradually increased since February, they are still more than 30 basis points lower than they were in March 2020. This means... read more

LendingTree Finds That Homeowners Might Not Be Moving Away from Cities in Droves After All

The changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with a new freedom to work from home, has led to some speculation that people will... read more

Government Stimulus Boosts 2020 Housing Market — and Sets Stage for a Robust 2021

This year has been an exceptional one in the housing and mortgage markets. Despite the detrimental economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage originations are... read more

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