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

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

How to Refinance a Rental Property in 5 Steps

If you’re a real estate investor, you may want to refinance your rental property to reduce monthly expenses and maximize profit. However, you’ll need to... read more

Homeownership Gender Gap: Single Women Own More Homes Than Single Men Do

In much of the U.S., single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership. This may be somewhat surprising, given that women in... read more

Most Popular Metros for Gen X Homebuyers

Born between 1965 and 1980, many members of Generation X are in their peak earning years. While the COVID-19 pandemic has doubtlessly stifled some of... read more

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