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 Monthly Mortgage Offers Report — July 2020

The average APR offered to borrowers with the best credit scores for refinance loans in July was 2.96%. For purchase loans, borrowers with the best... read more

LendingTree Study: Share of Cash-Out Refinance Applications Fell Nearly 14% in 6 Months

Through the first half of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has led to record-low mortgage rates, prompting a boom in home loan refinancing since the start... read more

Looming Rental Evictions in U.S. Could Deepen Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Pandemic

In the United States, roughly 110 million Americans live in 43 million rental units, or more than a third of all households. In a typical... read more

What Is an Interest-Only Mortgage and How Does It Work?

An interest-only mortgage allows you to make payments only on the borrowing costs of a mortgage, known as interest. That means you’re not paying back... read more

What Is a Bridge Loan and How Does It Work?

A bridge loan is a financial product that allows you to use your current home’s equity to make a down payment on a new home.... read more

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