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

How Mortgage Refinancing Can Help the Economy Recover

The mortgage industry had a pretty good start to the year as rates fell and refinancing activity tripled compared to early 2019. However, as reported... read more

LendingTree Finds that Google Searches for ‘Homes for Sale’ Could Fall 63% by End of May, Indicating Slowdown in Home Sales

At the beginning of 2020, low mortgage rates and strong home sales data hinted that the housing market was poised for growth. In February, nearly... read more

Refinance Applications Triple in the U.S. Here’s Where Refis are Growing Fastest

The economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus have led to unprecedented volatility in mortgage interest rates. As concerns about the deadly disease began impacting financial... 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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