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 Study Finds New Home Equity Loans Don’t Have a Notable Impact on Credit Scores

For the last several years, home prices have been steadily climbing. As a result, homeowners are now sitting on a record-high $18.7 trillion in equity... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — February 2020

February mortgage offers for borrowers with the best credit profiles had an average APR of 3.63% for conforming 30-year, fixed-rate purchase loans. The average APR... read more

Fed Delivers Surprise Cut, Consumers Could Benefit

LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze shares his insights on how the Fed’s emergency rate cut will impact consumers. In response to mounting economic fears spurred... read more

Cities Where Homeowners Stay Put the Longest

A lack of housing supply has been a persistent challenge for homebuyers since the financial crisis. As the supply of affordable homes dwindles, prices tend... read more

Decade in Debt: Mortgage borrowers regain footing after housing crisis

The global financial crisis was centered on the U.S. housing market, or to be more specific, on the mortgage industry. Rabid optimism about the future... read more

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