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 Finds Average APRs Offered to All Borrowers Fell During COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the United States’ economy, causing many businesses to shut their doors and forcing tens of millions... read more

COVID-19 Pandemic May Not Have a Significant Impact on Long-Term Home Values in Nation’s Largest Metros

Although the United States has seen deadly pandemics in the past, the economic hit from the COVID-19 outbreak is largely unprecedented. Because of this, It’s... read more

Study: Cities Where Purchase Borrowers Saved the Most by Shopping for a Mortgage – Q1 2020

As interest rates change, so do the savings you can reap from shopping around for a mortgage. To help consumers understand how much they can... read more

LendingTree Finds Google Searches for ‘Forbearance’ and ‘Mortgage Forbearance’ Have Fallen After Hitting 2020 Peaks

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Americans hard financially, with millions of people out of work while others have seen their incomes reduced amid the economic... read more

How Mortgage Refinancing Can Help the Economy Recover

The mortgage industry had a pretty good start to the year as rates fell and refinancing activity tripled compared to early 2019. However, as reported... read more

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