The usury activities are prohibited in Romania under the Law no. 216 of 16 November 2011, published in the Official Gazette no. 827 of November 22, 2011, Part I [in Romanian, Legea nr. 216 din 16 noiembrie 2011 privind interzicerea activitatii de camatarie].
According to Law no. 216/2011, the usury practise constitutes a crime which may be punished with 6 months to 5 years in prison. The amounts resulting from the usury practice will be confiscated.
The new enactment shall be applicable until the entry into force of Law no. 286/2009 regarding the Romanian Criminal Code.