Tendayi Kapfidze

Chief Economist

Tendayi Kapfidze is 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

Nearly 54% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $49,060 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Oct. 1,... read more

A Homeless Superhero: Could the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Actually Afford to Live in New York City?

Spider-Man is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular superheroes and that may be because he’s relatable to the average person. Sure, Peter Parker (Spider-Man’s... read more

White Americans Have the Highest Homeownership Rates but There Are Large Differences Among Cities

LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, has examined how race impacts homeownership rates in the nation’s 50 largest metros. This study, similar to another... read more

Nearly 46% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $48,364 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Sept. 24,... read more

Nearly 44% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $48,468 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Sept. 17,... read more

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