Can a DE lender originate FHA loans as a sponsored TPO?

FHA approved lenders may originate FHA loans by acting as a sponsored third party originator (TPO).

The processes within FHA Connection for a sponsored third party originator also applies to FHA-approved lenders that act as sponsored TPOs.

For more information see Handbook 4000.1 II.A.6.a.v. at

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Topic Number: KA-02969