The hike of 0.25 percent is the seventh this year alone, showing BNR's plans to prevent a boom in private borrowings.
Lendings registered a rise of 63.4 percent in the twelve months to June.
Higher interest rates and plans for restricting private borrowing are among the main factors that could lead to a crisis in Romania's real estate market, experts warn.
In a letter sent to BNR on Wednesday, the Romanian Bankers' Association asked the country's central bank to impose less credit restrictions otherwise "home prices may collapse." Read more: http://balkaninsight.com/en/main/life_and_style/12168/