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 America’s Most Expensive Small Towns Have Pricier Housing Than 50 Largest U.S. Cities

The town and country lifestyle is often depicted as simple, idyllic and inexpensive when compared with big-city living, especially when it comes to housing costs.... read more

Here’s Where U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden Stands on Key Housing Issues

While some votes are still left to be tallied, it’s looking increasingly likely that former vice president Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will... read more

LendingTree Finds Millennial Homeowners Have Higher Credit Scores, More Borrowing Power Than Millennial Renters

Millennials have lived through two major economic recessions, a global pandemic and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In short, they’re no strangers to economic adversity.... read more

Nearly 86% of Mortgage Refinances Are Approved, and These States Have the Highest (and Lowest) Approval Rates

Mortgage interest rates are currently at record lows. While not every homeowner is able to take full advantage of these low rates, many could reap... read more

Decision 2020: Where U.S. Presidential Candidates Stand on Housing Issues

The U.S. election is just weeks away, and it’s an election year like no other. What was already set to be a contentious showdown now... read more

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