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

Even If They Work in a High-Paying Field, Housing Is Still Unaffordable for Some Americans

Jobs in industries like computer technology, engineering, and law are among the highest paying jobs in the country. In fact, jobs in these three industries... read more

How foreclosure affects future financial health

The strong housing market — with home prices rising for seven years on the back of an economic expansion that is now the longest in modern history... read more

Nearly 63% of Purchase Borrowers Received Mortgage Rates Below 4% Last Week

Homebuyers could have seen median lifetime savings of $51,504 in interest on a $300,000 loan by comparison shopping for the best mortgage rates. Sept. 10,... read more

Which States Are at Highest Risk for Recession?

A Federal Reserve Bank of New York model puts the risk of recession at almost 40% over the next 12 months.  This — in addition... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report – August 2019

August’s mortgage offers for borrowers with the best credit profiles had an average APR of 3.94% for conforming 30-year, fixed-rate purchase loans. The average APR... read more

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