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 That Google Searches for ‘Homes for Sale’ Have Grown from April in Most Areas

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, millions of Americans have modified their spending habits, with many putting their plans to buy a home on... read more

LendingTree Compares Renting and Owning a Home in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Finding a place to live can be challenging — and so can choosing between renting or buying a home. Each option has its advantages and... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — May 2020

The average APR offered to borrowers with the best credit scores for refinance loans in May was 3.33%. For purchase loans, borrowers with the best... read more

LendingTree Finds More Home Equity Loans Are Being Used for Home Improvement Amid COVID-19 Crisis

With millions of Americans cooped up inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, many homeowners have taken on home improvement projects. While some of the... read more

LendingTree Finds the Majority of Homeowners Approved for a Mortgage Forbearance May Not Have Needed One

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners questioned whether or not they’d be able to pay their monthly mortgage payments. As a result,... read more

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